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

Thursday, August 30, 2018

North Homewood Man Conspired to Distribute Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogue

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violations of the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Lewis Lamont Johnson, 35, of Pittsburgh, PA, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from on or about September 22, 2017 to on or about October 11, 2017, Johnson conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and a quantity of benzyl fentanyl.

Judge Fischer scheduled sentencing for January 10, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Department of Homeland Security Investigations, United States Postal Inspection Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Johnson.

Drug Trafficking
Updated August 30, 2018