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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced in Heroin and Fentanyl Trafficking Scheme

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

PITTSBURGH – A former resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 12 months and one day in jail, to be followed by three years of supervised release on his convictions for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin, as well as heroin and fentanyl, and possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of heroin and fentanyl, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

On February 27, United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Antoine Johnson, aka Twezzy, age 31.

According to information presented to the court, on December 2, 2016, Antoine Johnson, as part of a conspiracy with co-defendants Kimn Booth, Erik McCoy and Maurice Boxley, sold a heroin and fentanyl mixture to an undercover FBI Task Force Officer.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy M. Lanni prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation – Western District of Pennsylvania Opioid Task Force conducted the investigation leading to the guilty plea in this case. This Task Force is comprised of FBI Special Agents and state and local Task Force Officers, including officers from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Allegheny County Sherriff’s Department, Allegheny County Police, Port Authority Police, Munhall Police Department, West Mifflin Police Department, and Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.

Updated February 28, 2018

Drug Trafficking