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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 22, 2019

Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Man to 5 Years in Prison for Fentanyl Conspiracy

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to five years’ (60 months’) imprisonment and four years’ supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Adrian Jordan, 29.

According to information presented to the court, the charges in this case resulted from a wiretap investigation conducted by the FBI and other law enforcement partners. During the investigation, the defendant was intercepted over a wiretapped phone discussing drug transactions. Furthermore, in connection with the investigation, fentanyl was recovered from the defendant on both December 16, 2016 and February 24, 2017.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert C. Schupansky prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

This prosecution was part of a 12-month investigation by the FBI Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force (GPSSTF), which targeted a large scale Drug Trafficking Organization operating in Butler, Beaver and Allegheny Counties. The GPSSTF is comprised of dedicated law enforcement professionals from the Wilkinsburg Police Department, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigations, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Allegheny County Police Department, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the FBI. The GPSSTF and the United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania, would like to recognize the significant contributions made to this investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police, United States Postal Inspection Service, Cranberry Township Police Department and the New Brighton Police Department.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 22, 2019