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Westview Man Admits Distributing Cocaine in Allegheny County

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

PITTSBURGH, PA -- A resident of suburban Pittsburgh pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating federal narcotic laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Curtis Foskey, age 52, of Westview, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on or about November 21, 2017 and again on December 7, 2017, Curtis Foskey distributed cocaine in Allegheny County. The court was further advised that law enforcement conducted physical and electronic surveillance of Foskey both discussing and making distributions of approximately 480 grams of cocaine.

Judge Schwab scheduled sentencing for August 17, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of not more than 30 years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court continued Foskey on bond.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan J. McKenna is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

This prosecution is a result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles high-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten communities throughout the United States. OCDETF uses a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

Updated March 4, 2022

Topic
Drug Trafficking