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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Former PA Man Sentenced for Importing Fentanyl and Illegally Possessing Firearms while Unlawfully Using a Controlled Substance

PITTSBURGH - A former resident of Donora, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to fourmonths incarceration, followed by three years of supervised release, the first sixmonths of which will be home detention, on his conviction of violating a federal narcotics law and federal firearm law, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Christian B. Drennan, 28, now currently residing in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

According to information presented to the court, from in and around April 2018 and continuing until September 6, 2018, Drennan, an opioid addict, conspired to import less than 40 grams of fentanyl, a controlled substance, from China for his personal use and possessed firearms while an unlawful user of a controlled substance.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Homeland Security Investigations, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Pennsylvania State Police as part of the Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement (J-CODE) initiative for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Drennan.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated November 5, 2019