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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 30, 2018

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 13 Months in Prison for Trafficking Heroin and Fentanyl Derivative

PITTSBURGH, PA. – Shawn Atkins was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison for heroin and para-fluoroisobutyryl fentanyl trafficking while on federal supervised release for a prior heroin trafficking conviction, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Atkins, 24, of Pittsburgh, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti. Judge Conti also ordered Atkins to serve three years of supervised release following his prison sentence. The Court was informed that Atkins possessed with intent to distribute over six bricks of heroin and para-fluoroisobutyryl fentanyl on June 9, 2017. On that date, Mr. Atkins was on federal supervised release following an 18-month prison sentence for a prior heroin trafficking conviction in 2016.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Munhall Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the conviction and sentence in this case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 30, 2018