Pittsburgh woman gets 6-year federal sentence for drug delivery, death

September 23, 2018

A 32-year-old Pittsburgh woman was sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh to serve more than 6 years in prison for selling drugs that prosecutors said caused an overdose death in the region in June 2017.

Katie Spratt was also sentenced to about six years supervised release after she serves the prison sentence.

She was convicted of selling fentynal and cocaine, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said.

In a release from the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh, she admitted to selling almost 8 pounds of cocaine, six ounces of fentynal, about 10 ounces of cocaine base.

Spratt is the sixth of the 21 defendants charged in a conspiracy to be sentenced.

At Spratt’s sentencing, U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab said fentynal is having a tragic consequence. He called calling drug dealing a “nonviolent (offense) is misguided.”

The FBI led the investigation, which also included the Allegheny County Police, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office.

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