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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Brighton Man Charged with Dealing Carfentanil that Killed One, Injured Another

PITTSBURGH – A Beaver County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The three-count indictment named Reginald Davis, age 29.

According to the indictment, on December 17, 2016, Davis possessed with intent to distribute and distributed carfentanil that caused the death of one person and the serious bodily injury of another. Davis is also charged with possessing with the intent to distribute, and distributing, additional quantities of carfentanil.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to life in prison, a fine of not more than $1,000,000 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 Attorneys Tonya S. Goodman and Timothy M. Lanni are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Agency and the New Brighton Area 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 March 21, 2017