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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 6, 2018

McKees Rocks Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Supplying Fentanyl that Caused a Woman’s Death

PITTSBURGH, PA – A former Allegheny County resident has been sentenced in federal court to a term of imprisonment of 96 months to be followed by six years of supervised release on his conviction of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Court Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Michael Smith, age 30, formerly McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania.

According to the information presented to the court, in November of 2016, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police was investigating the fatal overdose death of a 31-year-old woman that had been caused by fentanyl. Smith was identified as the individual who supplied the fentanyl that caused the young woman’s death. A search warrant was later executed on Smith’s residence and he was found to be in possession of fentanyl, crack cocaine and heroin. Smith admitted to selling the drugs that caused the victim’s death.

Assistant United States Attorney Shanicka L. Kennedy prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated September 6, 2018