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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Judge Sentences Clairton Woman to Probation for Role in Drug Conspiracy

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Clairton, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to three years’ probation on her conviction of conspiring to distribute narcotics, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Dana McDougald, 33.

According to information presented to the court at the earlier guilty plea proceeding, between March and June 2017, McDougald, at the direction of her codefendant, Elliot Page, packaged, stamped and stored bags of fentanyl for further distribution at her residence. At the time of the imposition of sentence, the court stated that a sentence below the advisory guideline range was appropriate given McDougald’s lack of criminal history, her long-standing dedication to full-time employment, and her challenging childhood, that included periods in foster care.

Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the multi-agency investigation of this case, which also included the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, the Allegheny County Police Department, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises. Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 28, 2019