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Former Coraopolis Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Fentanyl that Resulted in the Death of a Moon Twp. Woman

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

PITTSBURGH – A former resident of Coraopolis, PA, was sentenced to eight years in prison to be followed six years of supervised release for distribution of fentanyl, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Cleo Maurice Bronaugh, age 42, was sentenced by United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer. Bronaugh acknowledged as part of his guilty plea that the fentanyl he distributed resulted in the death of a Moon Township woman. Bronaugh has been detained since his initial appearance in federal court and will continue to remain detained pending his placement in the Bureau of Prisons.

According to information presented to the court, on March 5, 2017, Bronaugh delivered a quantity of fentanyl to an individual identified as L.T. in Moon Township, PA. Bronaugh attempted to warn L.T. and her family members of the potency of the fentanyl he distributed to her by leaving numerous phone messages. However, these messages did not reach L.T. in time and she ingested the fentanyl without any of the defendant’s warnings. L.T. was discovered by her family members the next day. The Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner later determined that L.T.’s death was due to fentanyl toxicity.

Assistant United States Attorneys Timothy M. Lanni is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Moon Township Police, the Allegheny County Police, the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner and the Drug Enforcement Agency conducted the investigation that led to the Indictment in this case.

Updated December 20, 2019

Drug Trafficking