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Two Alleged Heroin and Fentanyl Dealers Indicted

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

PITTSBURGH - Two former residents of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal drug laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The two-count indictment, returned on August 22, named David Anthony Somerville, aka Charles Payne, aka Midnite, age 29, of Pittsburgh, PA, and Natel Deque Walker, aka Natel Harper, aka Davone Scott, age 30, of Pittsburgh, PA, as the defendants.

According to the indictment, from September 11, 2015 to January 9, 2016, Somerville and Walker conspired with each other and others to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl. The indictment further alleges that on January 9, 2016, Somerville and Walker possessed with intent to distribute heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance, and fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The law provides for a maximum of 40 years imprisonment, and a fine of up to $2,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt of the Violent Crimes Section is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Robinson Township Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated August 23, 2017