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A McKeesport man has been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with illegally selling heroin and a powerful painkiller that led to an overdose death.
Henry "Bundles" Little-Proctor, 26, is charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl and possession with intent to deliver, U.S. Attorney David Hickton announced today in Pittsburgh.
The five-count indictment charges Little with distributing heroin and fentanyl, a painkiller 80 times more powerful than morphine, from October 2015 to July 2016, a spokeswoman for Hickton said.
In addition, the indictment further alleges that on July 13, Little-Proctor sold fentanyl that resulted in an overdose death, and further accuses Little-Proctor of illegal possession of .233 and .22 caliber ammunition.
Little-Proctor is not allowed to possess weapons or ammunition because of previous felony convictions for heroin distribution, Hickton's office said.
Special agents and task force officers from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration are investigating the case, along with Duquesne and Homestead police and the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, the spokeswoman said.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ross Lenhardt of the violent crime section is prosecuting the case.
The law provides for a maximum potential sentence of not less than 20 years and up to life in prison, a fine of $8 million, or both, the spokeswoman said.
The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force program, which supplies federal funding and coordination that allows federal, state and local agencies to work together to identify, investigate and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations.
Originally published November 03, 2016.