PITTSBURGH, PA – According to U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady, three men from the city of Pittsburgh have been charged for allegedly drug trafficking. The drugs involved in the operation were fentanyl, heroin, and crack cocaine.
Furthermore, authorities have released the identities of the three men accused. They are, Quintine Scales, 35, John Burton, 31, and Nico Nixon, 29. Moreover, the three men were taken into custody for allegedly having and distributing the drugs for four months, between May 2019 and September 2019. In addition to possession, the men have also been charged with intent to distribute, and/or colluding to distribute at least 40 grams of fentanyl, along with fentanyl analogues, heroin, and crack cocaine.
Apart from this, it should be noted that the case was also investigated by the Pittsburgh police, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. As well as that the case is also under prosecution as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. The safety program is an evidence-based initiative created to combat and decrease violent crimes. This comes after a long stint of drug busts and overdoses in the Pittsburgh area.
The drug trafficking case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig W. Haller.