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Pittsburgh Fentanyl Dealer Off to Prison for Six Years

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

PITTSBURGH, PA – A former Pittsburgh resident has been sentenced in federal court to six years’ imprisonment on his conviction for violating the federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Nora B. Fischer imposed the sentence on Daniel Curtis Simon, 35, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, who pleaded guilty in June 2021 to distributing a quantity of fentanyl.

According to information presented to the Court, on December 1, 2017, Mr. Simon distributed over 20 grams of fentanyl along with boxes of “stamp bags,” which are commonly used to package fentanyl for redistribution, to an informant working with agents from the Pennsylvania State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Court was further advised that the quantity of fentanyl Mr. Simon distributed was sufficient to fill over 1,000 individual dosage units of fentanyl.

Following his release from incarceration, Mr. Simon will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for six years. Mr. Simon remains in the custody of the United States Marshals pending transfer to a federal Bureau of Prisons facility.

Assistant United States Attorney Jerome A. Moschetta prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Kaufman commended the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Simon.

Updated September 16, 2021

Drug Trafficking