Beaver County Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Fentanyl that Caused a Fatal Overdose
PITTSBURGH - A resident of Hopewell Township, PA, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of distribution of fentanyl, which he acknowledged caused the death of a victim identified as L.K., United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Corey Bargerstock, age 43, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on July 6, 2016, Bargerstock sold stamp bags of fentanyl to L.K., which caused L.K. to fatally overdose.
Judge Fischer scheduled sentencing for November 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine not to exceed 1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense/offensesoffense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.
Pending sentencing, the court continued the defendant’s detention.
Assistant United States Attorneys Tonya Sulia Goodman and Timothy Lanni are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office, Detectives Bureau, and the Hopewell Township Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Bargerstock.