Dominican Republic Native Pleads Guilty to Smuggling $2 Million in Heroin Nearly 6 Years After His Flight from Justice
PITTSBURGH – Dwayne Smallwood was sentenced to 28 months in prison for conspiring to distribute, and distributing, fentanyl and heroin in Butler, Pennsylvania, between 2017 and 2020, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.
Smallwood, age 43, formerly of Butler and Philadelphia, was sentenced by United States District Judge Robert J. Colville. Judge Colville ordered that Smallwood serve six years of supervised release following his prison term.
Smallwood was previously convicted in Philadelphia on two occasions of committing crack cocaine trafficking crimes. He thereafter relocated to Butler in Butler County and trafficked fentanyl and heroin as part of a Butler-based drug trafficking crew between 2017 and 2020. He was on probation during part of that time as a result of separate convictions in Butler County for insurance fraud and crack possession.
Assistant United States Attorneys Yvonne M. Saadi and Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.
U.S. Attorney Chung commended the Pennsylvania State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Butler County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force for leading the investigation leading to the conviction and sentence in this case.