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Washington, Pa., Man Sentenced to Probation, Fined for Selling Controlled Substances

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

PITTSBURGH - A Washington County resident has been sentenced in federal court to five years of probation, the first six-months of which are to be served on home detention, a $3.000 fine, and ordered to forfeit $200,000 on his conviction of possession with intent to distribute schedule II controlled substances and obtaining prescriptions by fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Dennis Devenney, Sr., 57, of Washington, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, Devenney sold controlled substances, Oxycodone, Opana, and Morphine, for cash and fraudulently obtained prescriptions.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Devenney.

Updated March 21, 2016

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