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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Pittsburgh Man Charged with Trafficking Fentanyl

PITTSBURGH - A local man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on a charge of distribution and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on March 21, named Daniel Curtis Simon, 32, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, Simon distributed and possessed with intent to distribute a quantity of fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, on or about December 1, 2017.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 20 years 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, if any, of the defendant.

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

The Drug Enforcement Administration and 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated March 22, 2018