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Pittsburgh Man Charged with Attempted Possession of Heroin

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa - A local man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of attempted possession with the intent to distribute heroin, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Farren Mason, 59, of of Pittsburgh, Pa., as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment presented to the court, on November 9, 2018, Mason attempted to possess a quantity of heroin with the intent to distribute it.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 20 years to a maximum of 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 offenses and the prior criminal history, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Michael Leo Ivory is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the North Versailles Police Department 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 December 6, 2018

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