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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Distributing Fentanyl that Killed Two and Injured Three

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

PITTSBURGH – Jocquinn Lamont Harris, a former resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 144 months imprisonment, followed by six years supervised release, on charges of distribution and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. Harris was also ordered to pay $11,396.76 in restitution, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Reggie B. Walton imposed the sentence Monday on Jocquinn Lamont Harris, age 31, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, on or about November 29, 2015; December 3, 2015; December 4, 2015; and December 5, 2015, Harris distributed and possessed with the intent to distribute fentanyl. These distributions resulted in the death of two individuals and serious bodily injury to three individuals.

Assistant United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting U.S. Attorney Song commended the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for conducting the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Jocquinn Lamont Harris.

Updated October 18, 2017

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