Pittsburgh brothers indicted in meth ring case with ties to Greensburg
A federal grand jury has indicted a pair of Pittsburgh brothers in a methamphetamine ring with ties to Greensburg, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said Thursday.
Cassidy Barton, 35, and Forrest Barton, 30, are accused of scheming to acquire and sell more than 1 pound, or 500 grams, of a substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.
Cassidy Barton also is charged with possession of more than 500 grams of the meth mixture.
Single doses can start at 5 milligrams, with heavy users consuming more than 50 milligrams.
At 50 milligrams per dose, 500 grams is enough meth for more than 10,000 doses.
If convicted, Cassidy Barton faces a sentence of not less than 10 years and a fine up to $20 million.
His brother could face not less than 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10 million.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael L. Ivory is prosecuting the case with help from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Pittsburgh and Greensburg police.
Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, email@example.com or via Twitter .