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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Lawrence County Man Sentenced for Fentanyl Conspiracy and Fraud

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to time served to be followed by a 6-year term of supervised release on his conviction for distributing fentanyl, conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and distribute fentanyl, and conspiring to commit an offense (mail fraud) against the United States, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Jerell Huddleston, 31.

According to information presented to the court, Huddleston conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, distributed fentanyl, and conspired to commit fraud against the United States.

Assistant United States Attorneys Jonathan D. Lusty and Yvonne M. Saadi prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Pennsylvania State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Huddleston.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 19, 2022