PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.
The one-count indictment, returned on August 8 and unsealed today, named Cleo Maurice Bronaugh, 40, of Coraopolis, PA as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, on March 5, 2017, Bronaugh possessed with intent to distribute and distributed fentanyl that caused the serious bodily injury and death of a person who used that fentanyl.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to life in prison, a fine of not more than $2,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Timothy M. Lanni is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Coraopolis Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Western District of Pennsylvania