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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Participating in Fentanyl Distribution Scheme

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

PITTSBURGH, PA. - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa. has been sentenced in federal court to six years’ imprisonment with four years of supervised release on his conviction of violations of the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Lewis Lamont Johnson, 35.

According to information presented to the court, from on or about September 22, 2017 to on or about October 11, 2017, Johnson conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and a quantity of benzyl fentanyl.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul Desai prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, United States Postal Inspection Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Johnson.

U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady also commended the federally administered Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) for conducting the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Johnson. The task force is headed by the Drug Enforcement Administration and is comprised of members drawn from the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Ambridge Police Department, New Brighton Police Department, Beaver Police Department, Aliquippa Police Department, Moon Township Police Department, Wilkinsburg Police Department, West Mifflin Police Department, Allegheny County Police Department, Duquesne Police Department, Munhall Police Department, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and the Pennsylvania State Police. The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

Updated February 7, 2019

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