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Former Pittsburgh man sentenced to almost 5 years for selling Chinese drugs

Chuck Biedka
| Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

A former Pittsburgh man involved in a case in which officers were sickened by airborne drugs during a raid was sentenced in U.S. District Court Friday to serve four years and nine months in prison for selling fentanyl or a type of fentanyl.

Senior U.S. District Court Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Calvin Armstrong, 32. He also ordered Armstrong to serve three years of supervised release.

According to prosecutors, from May to August of 2017, Armstrong conspired with six others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cyclopropyl fentanyl.

According to court papers, a large amount of the drug was purchased from Chinese sources and distributed in Western Pennsylvania.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rachael L. Dizard and Shanicka L. Kennedy prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, cbiedka@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

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