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McKeesport Man Indicted on Heroin Possession Charge

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

PITTSBURGH – A resident of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal drug-trafficking laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Mark Schofield, Jr., 24, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on or about May 29, 2018, Mark Schofield, Jr. possessed a quantity of heroin with intent to distribute.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 30 years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey R. Bengel is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and McKeesport Police Department 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 22, 2019

Drug Trafficking