PITTSBURGH, PA – A former Pittsburgh resident has been sentenced in federal court to six years for his conviction for violating federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R announced today today . Kaufman.

U.S. Senior District Judge Nora B. Fischer sentenced Daniel Curtis Simon, 35, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., Who pleaded guilty in June 2021 to distributing an amount of fentanyl.

According to information presented to the court, on December 1, 2017, Mr. Simon distributed to an informant working with Pennsylvania State Police and Drug Enforcement Administration officers. The court was also told that the amount of fentanyl dispensed by Mr. Simon was sufficient to fill over 1,000 individual dosage units of fentanyl.

After his release from incarceration, Mr. Simon will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for six years. Mr. Simon remains in the custody of the United States Marshals pending his transfer to a facility of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Assistant United States Attorney Jerome A. Moschetta continued this case on behalf of the government.

Acting U.S. Attorney Kaufman commended the Drug Enforcement Administration and Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation that led to Simon’s successful prosecution.


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