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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 10, 2018

Pittsburgh Man Who Conspired to Distribute Painkillers Gets 7+ Years in Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 92 months’ imprisonment and six years of supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to possess and distribute prescription opiate pain killers, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Mark Coleman, 39.

According to information presented to the court, Coleman participated in a criminal network of individuals who obtained large quantities of prescription opiates through a variety of means and illegally distributed those opiates to users in the Pittsburgh area. Coleman delivered pills and collected drug proceeds on behalf of higher-level members of the conspiracy.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Coleman.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Prescription Drugs
Updated August 10, 2018