U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania
August 5, 2015

Michigan Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Transporting Oxycodone from Detroit to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH—A Michigan man has been sentenced in federal court to 18 months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release on his conviction of violating the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Lamont Whitfield, 34, of of Wellington Street, Novi, Michigan 48377.

According to information presented to the court, Whitfield was responsible for transporting 1,326 Oxycodone 30 mg pills from Detroit to Allegheny County in June and July of 2014.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Whitfield.

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