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

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Pittsburgh Man Charged with Fentanyl Trafficking

PITTSBURGH – A local man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for fentanyl trafficking, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The indictment charges Dorian Dawson, age 29, of Pittsburgh, with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl on October 17, 2016.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000. 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 Craig W. Haller is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office and the Brentwood 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.

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