Pennsylvania Man Pleads to Possessing Fentanyl, Heroin and Crack

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PITTSBURGH, PA — A resident of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin and crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung.

Vincent Chambers, age 42, pleaded guilty on Thursday, January 5, 2023, to one count before United States District Judge Scott Hardy.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Allegheny County Police detectives were conducting surveillance in the McKeesport area and encountered Chambers. Chambers fled, but the detectives caught up with Chambers and found in his person quantities of fentanyl, heroin and crack cocaine that Chambers intended to distribute.

Judge Hardy scheduled sentencing for May 12, 2023, at 9:30 am. The law provides for a total sentence of thirty 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 offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Allegheny County Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Chambers.

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