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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 16, 2018

Pittsburgh Woman Sentenced to Probation with Home Confinement for Role in Painkiller Distribution Scheme

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 42 months of probation and 10 months of home confinement on her conviction of conspiring to possess and distribute opiate painkillers, oxycodone and oxymorphone, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Tevina Harris, 23.

According to information presented to the court, Harris participated in a criminal network of drug dealers that obtained opiate pain killers and then illegally distributed them to users in the Pittsburgh area. Harris took orders for opiate pills on behalf of one of the dealers, and she arranged for delivery of the pills to users. She was originally charged by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. While on bond for that charge, she continued to participate in the conspiracy.

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

United States Attorney Brady commended the Federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and the Allegheny County Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Harris.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs
Updated April 16, 2018