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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Pittsburgh Man Indicted for Possessing Fentanyl and a Fentanyl Analogue

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Frederick Allen, 39, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on February 10, 2021, Allen is alleged to have possessed with the intent to distribute a quantity of fentanyl and fluorofentanyl.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000 or both. 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 Douglas C. Maloney is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and DEA 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
Updated April 14, 2021