Pittsburgh man pleads guilty to Fentanyl sales

September 25, 2018

A 35-year-old Pittsburgh man pleaded guilty Thursday to breaking federal drug laws.

Lewis Lamont Johnson of Mohler Street made the plea in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh.

Prosecutors said for about a month in September and early October of 2017, Johnson conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 grams -- about 1.3 ounces -- or more of the synthetic opiate fentanyl and a quantity of benzyl fentanyl, one of about 24 known types of the drug.

Judge Nora Barry Fischer scheduled sentencing for Jan. 10.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shardul S. Desai is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Department of Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Johnson.

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