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Cambria County Man Distributed Heroin that Caused Overdose Death

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

Brad Troup, 39, of Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on January 13, 2016, Troup distributed and possessed with intent to distribute heroin. As a part of his guilty plea, Mr. Troup admitted that he caused the death of Jeremiah Huey, who had used heroin distributed by Troup.

Judge Conti scheduled sentencing for March 9, 2018. The law provides for a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Katherine A. King is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, along with the Pennsylvania State Police, the Offices of the District Attorneys of Allegheny and Indiana Counties, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Brad Troup.

Updated December 4, 2017

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