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Pittsburgh Man Charged with Possession of Multiple Drugs

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

PITTSBURGH, PA –  A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The two-count Indictment named Nathaniel Thomas, 38, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on May 29, 2019, in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Thomas possessed with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of acetyl fentanyl, an analogue of fentanyl; 40 grams or more of fentanyl; a quantity of heroin; and a quantity of cocaine, all of which are scheduled controlled substances.

The law provides for a total sentence of not less than 10 years to a maximum of life in prison, a fine of not more than $10,000,000, 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, if any, of the defendant.  Indicate relevant bond/detention information if known

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

The Pennsylvania State 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 July 1, 2019

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