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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Philadelphia Man Sentenced for Role in Drug Trafficking Scheme

PITTSBURGH – A Philadelphia man was sentenced to 24 months’ incarceration for violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Elijah Lane, age 27, was sentenced by United States District Judge Robert J. Colville. Judge Colville also ordered that Lane serve six years of supervised release following his prison term.

According to information provided to the court, Lane conspired to possess with intent to distribute and distributed a quantity of fentanyl and heroin from January 2017 to June 2020. Additionally, Lane possessed with intent to distribute and/or distributed a quantity of fentanyl and heroin within 1,000 feet of a school or playground on May 21, 2020.

Assistant United States Attorneys Craig W. Haller and Yvonne M. Saadi prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Pennsylvania State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Butler County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force led the investigation leading to the conviction and sentence in this case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 17, 2021