Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Violating Federal Narcotics Laws

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PITTSBURGH, PA — A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, on his conviction for violating federal narcotics laws. The sentencing was announced on Thursday, January 4, 2024, by United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan.

Senior United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Devontay Montaze Green, 29.

The conviction traces back to a tragic morning on October 31, 2018, when a man identified as K.K. was found dead in the basement of a residence in Alison Park, Pennsylvania. Paramedics and the McCandless Police Department responded to the scene, but were unable to resuscitate K.K., who was pronounced dead at the location. At the scene, law enforcement officers recovered drug paraphernalia and empty stamp bags marked “Hurricane Harvey” in red ink and “Burger King” in blue ink near his body.

In addition, K.K.’s cell phone was recovered and provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Opioid Task Force along with all other evidence. Subsequent investigations confirmed that Green had distributed the controlled substances that resulted in K.K.’s death.

Before announcing the sentence, Judge Conti noted the devastating impact of fentanyl on the community and expressed her condolences to K.K.’s family.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan J. McKenna prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan lauded the joint efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Opioid Task Force and the McCandless Police Department, whose investigation led to the successful prosecution of Green.

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