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Clairton woman pleads guilty to distributing fentanyl

Tribune-Review
| Wednesday, September 5, 2018 10:12 p.m
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A Clairton woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to illegally distributing the synthetic painkiller fentanyl.

Dana McDougald, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring with 20 other individuals between March and June 2017 to distribute narcotics, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said.

Prosecutors said McDougald and co-defendant Elliot Page packaged, stamped and stored bags of fentanyl at McDougald’s residence. Page helped to pay McDougald’s rent.

McDougald said she distributed between 1.4 and 5.6 ounces of fentanyl in the Clairton area. She is the 18th of 21 defendants to enter a guilty plea in the case.

U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab scheduled sentencing for Jan. 8.

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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