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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

New Jersey Man Charged with Heroin Possession

PITTSBURGH – A New Jersey man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating the federal drug laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count indictment named Marvin Anthony, aka Kareem Anthony, aka Jamal Atwaters, aka Robert Jackson, aka Rasha Miller, aka Marvin Armstrong, aka Rasha Tyrner, age 41, of East Orange, New Jersey, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on March 5, 2018, Anthony possessed with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

The defendant faces a maximum possible penalty of not less than 10 years and up to life in prison, a fine of not more than $8,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Special Agents and Task Force Officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Washington County Drug Task Force, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Washington County District Attorney’s Office, and numerous local police departments including the Canonsburg Police Department, the Donora Police Department, the Monessen Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and the Charleroi Police Department, conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case. United States Attorney Scott W. Brady praised the work of this cooperative law enforcement effort and has made opioid traffickers a specific target within the entire Western District of Pennsylvania.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 8, 2018