Pittsburgh Man Admits Possessing Deadly Opioids in August 2019

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PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Raymond Moon, age 33, of the Brighton Heights neighborhood, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge William S. Stickman.

In connection with the guilty plea, the Court was advised that the defendant, on August 30, 2019, possessed with the intent to distribute 10 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of acetyl fentanyl, 40 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl, and quantities of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin and Carfentanil.

Judge Stickman scheduled sentencing for Sept. 12, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. The law provides for a minimum sentence of 5 years and up to 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000, 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 Yvonne M. Saadi is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation leading to the prosecution in this case.