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Farrell, PA Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin and Cocaine

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

PITTSBURGH, PA – Khiry Whiteside was sentenced to 46 months in prison for conspiring to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

Whiteside, age 32 of Farrell, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon. Judge Bissoon ordered Whiteside to serve six years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

Whiteside pled guilty earlier this year to conspiring to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine in 2020 and 2021 in Mercer County. He stipulated to being responsible for the distribution of 100 grams of cocaine, 25 grams of heroin, and 15 grams of fentanyl. Whiteside was previously convicted in Pennsylvania state court, in 2010 and 2017, of committing cocaine trafficking crimes.

Assistant United States Attorneys Benjamin C. Dobkin and Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Lawrence County Drug Task Force, the Mercer County Drug Task Force, the New Castle Police Department, the Sharon Police Department, the Hermitage Police Department, and the Farrell Police Department led the investigation resulting in the conviction and sentence in this case.

This prosecution is a result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles high-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten communities throughout the United States. OCDETF uses a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

Updated August 23, 2023

Drug Trafficking