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Pittsburgh Man Charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl Analogue

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

PITTSBURGH – Dontae Saunders has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for drug trafficking, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The indictment charges Saunders, age 28, of Pittsburgh, with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methoxyacetyl fentanyl on November 27, 2017.

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 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 January 3, 2018

Drug Trafficking