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Penn Hills Man Charged with Distribution of Fentanyl Resulting in Death

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH - One resident of Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The one-count indictment named Christopher Hill, age 28.

According to the indictment presented to the court, on July 21, 2016, Hill possessed with intent to distribute and distributed fentanyl that caused the serious bodily injury and death of a person who used that fentanyl.

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 Attorney Timothy M. Lanni is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police 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 June 14, 2017

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