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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 22, 2019

McKeesport Man Sentenced for Role in Fentanyl Trafficking Scheme

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Allegheny County has been sentenced in federal court to two-and-a- half years’ (30 months’) imprisonment and six years of supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy for possession with intent to distribute a quantity of fentanyl, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Michael Henry, 37, of McKeesport, PA.

According to information presented to the court, the charges in this case resulted from a wiretap investigation conducted by the FBI and other law enforcement partners. During the investigation, it was learned that Henry, among other things, assisted with the procurement of fentanyl packages from China, as well as provided locations to which the fentanyl was delivered in the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert C. Schupansky prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

This prosecution was part of a 12-month investigation by the FBI Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force (GPSSTF), which targeted a large scale Drug Trafficking Organization operating in Butler, Beaver and Allegheny Counties. The GPSSTF is comprised of dedicated law enforcement professionals from the Wilkinsburg Police Department, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigations, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Allegheny County Police Department, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the FBI. The GPSSTF and the United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania, would like to recognize the significant contributions made to this investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police, United States Postal Inspection Service, Cranberry Township Police Department and the New Brighton Police Department.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 22, 2019