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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Darby Man Charged for Distributing Fentanyl

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Darby, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for the distribution of furanyl fentanyl, a Schedule I controlled substance, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The 4-count indictment named Henry Koffie, a/k/a NarcoBoss, 32, of Darby, PA, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment and associated criminal complaint, Koffie used the name NarcoBoss on the Dark Net marketplace AlphaBay to sell fentanyl products. Additionally, the indictment charges that on or about March 27, 2017; April 7, 2017; April 24, 2017, and May 15, 2017, Koffie distributed a quantity of furanyl fentanyl, a Schedule I controlled substance to an address in the Western District of Pennsylvania.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to 80 years in prison, a fine of $4,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government. Substantial assistance was provided by the United States Attorney’s Offices in the District of Oregon and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

The United States Postal Inspection Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 3, 2017