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Uniontown Man Charged with Possessing Meth and Fentanyl

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating various federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The one-count Indictment, returned on August 16 and unsealed today following his arrest, named Michael Grieve, 41, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about Feb. 8, 2022, Grieve is alleged to have possessed with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine in pill form, and a quantity of fentanyl.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of life in prison, a fine of $10,000,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Michael R. Ball is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Pennsylvania State Police along with the Drug Enforcement Administration 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, 2022

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