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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Jeannette Man Charged with Heroin Possession

PITTSBURGH – A Westmoreland County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Anthony Wayne Canady, 43.

According to the indictment, on or about Dec. 15, 2015, Canady possessed with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen S. Gilson is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Westmoreland County Drug Task Force, the Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office, the Greensburg Police Department, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police 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 2, 2016