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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin and Fentanyl

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

PITTSBURGH – Damian McKay was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute at least 100 grams of heroin and a quantity of fentanyl, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

McKay, 28, of Pittsburgh, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Nora Barry Fischer. McKay’s sentence also includes a term of four years of supervised release following the prison sentence.

The conviction and sentence of McKay was a product of a Pittsburgh Bureau of Police investigation of the distribution of a mixture of heroin and fentanyl in bags stamped "Predator" that caused numerous fatal and non-fatal overdoses in Western Pennsylvania during the week of April 13, 2015. The Pittsburgh Police investigated several of the overdoses that occurred in Pittsburgh. Justin Robinson was identified as one of the retail distributors in Pittsburgh of the Predator bags. Deandre McKissick was identified as Robinson’s source of supply for the heroin and fentanyl in the Predator bags, as well as for heroin in bags with other stamps. McKay was also supplied by McKissick.

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

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted the investigation leading to the conviction and sentence in this case.

Updated March 9, 2018

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