Ohio Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possessing Carfentanil

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PITTSBURGH, PA — A resident of Akron, Ohio, was sentenced by a federal judge in Pittsburgh on a charge of drug trafficking, announced United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung.

On Dec. 14, 2022, U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer sentenced Oshay Love, 30, to 87 months of imprisonment with four years of federal supervised release to follow. Love was also ordered to pay a special assessment of $100 and forfeit property, namely over $700 in U.S. currency and a Chevy Blazer that was derived from or used in the commission of his federal offense.

On August 17, 2022, Love pleaded guilty to One Count of possessing with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of carfentanil, a Schedule II controlled substance. Love’s charge was based upon his conduct on July 23, 2019, whereby he traveled from Ohio to the Western District of Pennsylvania to sell carfentanil, which is a fentanyl analog and considered to be about 100 times more potent than fentanyl and 10,000 more potent than morphine. Love was apprehended by law enforcement before being able to distribute this substance in this district. When being apprehended, Love attempted to evade arrest by fleeing in his vehicle, damaging multiple police vehicles, and jumped off a cliff before he was apprehended, which factored into his sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Nicole A. Stockey prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, and the Monroeville, Elizabeth, and Wilkinsburg police departments conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

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