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A McKeesport man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of violating federal drug laws.
The one-count indictment, returned Tuesday in Pittsburgh, charges Michael Henry, 35, with conspiracy to distribute heroin and the prescription drug fentanyl, a narcotic pain reliever.
In a prepared statement, acting U.S. Attorney Soo C. Song said that the indictment is a product of a 12-month investigation into drug trafficking in Allegheny, Beaver and Butler counties conducted by the FBI's Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force, which includes officers from the Allegheny County, Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg police departments, the Allegheny County sheriff's department and state agencies.
Prosecutors have accused Henry of trafficking in the drugs from September 2016 through July of this year.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1 million or both, Song said. Assistant United States Attorney Caitlin A. Loughran is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
Originally published August 23, 2017.