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Kittanning Man Indicted on Drug Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA – An Armstrong County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The three-count Indictment named Charles Blystone, age 49, of Kittanning, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about January 28, 29, and 30, 2020, Blystone possessed with the intent to distribute and distributed quantities of fentanyl.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence, at each count, of not more than 60 years in prison, a fine of $3,000,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Christopher M. Cook is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pennsylvania State 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.

Updated August 31, 2020

Drug Trafficking