PITTSBURGH – A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to six years’ (72 months’) imprisonment on his conviction of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and a fentanyl analogue, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on William Lewis, age 31.
According to information presented to the court, on August 5, 2017, officers with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Inside of the home, officers found a 56 grams of cyclopropyl fentanyl, an analogue of fentanyl, 225 stamp bags of packaged cyclopropyl fentanyl, stamped “Ferrari,” and 19 stamp bags of fentanyl, along with drug packaging materials.
Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Cercone stated that the sentence was sufficient but not greater than necessary to achieve the goals of sentencing.
Assistant United States Attorney Tonya Sulia Goodman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
United States Attorney Brady commended the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Lewis.