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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 16, 2018

Hopewell Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Selling Fentanyl that Caused an Overdose Death

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Hopewell Township, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 7 years’ imprisonment on his conviction of distribution of fentanyl, which he acknowledged caused the death of a victim identified as L.K., United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Corey Bargerstock, 43.

According to information presented to the court, on July 6, 2016, Bargerstock sold stamp bags of fentanyl to L.K., which caused L.K. to fatally overdose.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Fischer stated that the sentence was sufficient but not greater than necessary to fulfill the goals of sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorneys Tonya Sulia Goodman and Timothy Lanni prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office Detectives Bureau, and the Hopewell Township Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Bargerstock.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated November 16, 2018