PITTSBURGH – A resident of McKees Rocks, PA, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl, and possession with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.
David Anthony Somerville, a/k/a “Midnite Da Nitemare,” 33, pleaded guilty to Counts One and Two of the Indictment at Criminal No. 17-222 before Senior United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Mr. Somerville, on January 9, 2016, was found in possession of eleven bundles of heroin and fentanyl, along with multiple cellular telephones, and $1,200.00 in United States currency.
Mr. Somerville was already on court supervision after serving a previous sentence of 70 months of incarceration after his previous federal conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm or ammunition. A jury had been selected and the prosecution had presented all of its witnesses and evidence before Mr. Somerville made the decision to plead guilty.
Judge Fischer scheduled sentencing for July 7, 2022. The law provides for a total sentence at each count of not more than 30 years in prison, a fine of not more than $2,000,000.00, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the and the prior criminal history of the defendant.
Pending sentencing, the court continued Mr. Somerville’s release on electronic monitoring.
Assistant United States Attorneys Ross L. Lenhardt and Benjamin J. Risacher are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Scott Township Police Department (K9 Unit), Robinson Township Police Department, Kennedy Township Police Department, Allegheny County Police Department, and the Allegheny County Office of Medical Examiner conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Mr. Somerville.