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Braddock Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Possessing a Fentanyl Analogue

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A former resident of Braddock, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to a term of imprisonment of five years (60 months), to be followed by four years of supervised release on charges of possession with intent to distribute 10 grams or more of an analogue of fentanyl, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Senior United States District Court Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Trevon Woodson, 22. According to information presented to the court, Lynell Guyton is the main target of the investigation. From May 2017 until August 2017, he utilized various individuals to package drugs for him. Guyton purchased large quantities of fentanyl analogues from overseas purveyors to sell locally.

Trevon and his twin brother Drevon are Guyton’s cousins who also packaged narcotics for him. On July 10, 2017, the Woodsons and their friend were subjected to a traffic stop in the City of Pittsburgh. Trevon Woodson was sitting in the back seat, kicking at a blue plastic shopping bag at his feet. After searching the vehicle, officers found the shopping bag that was at Trevon Woodson’s feet, and discovered that it contained 16 bricks plus two stamp bags, marked "Louis Vuitton" in black ink. That was one of the three stamps distributed by Guyton. The substances tested positive for over 10 grams of cyclopropyl fentanyl.

Assistant United States Attorney Shanicka L. Kennedy prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)/ Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), assisted by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, including the Pittsburgh Police SWAT Team, conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

Updated October 2, 2019

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