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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

McKees Rocks Man Sentenced for Possessing Heroin and Fentanyl

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A former Allegheny County resident has been sentenced in federal court to a term of imprisonment of 33 months to be followed by 6 years of supervised release on his conviction of possession with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Court Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Jamorr Mathis, age 41, of McKees Rocks, PA. 

According to information presented to the court, on November 16, 2017, FBI agents and other law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Mathis’ McKees Rocks residence.  Agents recovered several bricks and bundles of heroin and fentanyl from a candle jar and a purse located inside of the residence.  Mathis admitted that he sold about a brick or two a day and, he also admitted to buying about seven bricks every couple of days for $150 per brick.

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

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Stowe Township Police, McKees Rocks Police and Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Departments conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Mathis.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 4, 2019