N.J. man accused of plotting to sell heroin in Pittsburgh area

August 17, 2018

A federal grand jury has accused a New Jersey man of plotting to sell heroin in the Pittsburgh region, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said Wednesday.

Marvin Anthony, 41, of East Orange, N.J., was indicted on one count of possession with the intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, Brady said. Anthony’s aliases include Kareem Anthony, Jamal Atwaters, Robert Jackson, Rasha Miller, Marvin Armstrong and Rasha Tyrner.

Officials found Anthony to be in possession of heroin on March 5, the indictment said.

If convicted, Anthony faces a maximum sentence of 10 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $8 million.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt is prosecuting the case.

Brady credited law enforcement agencies from across the region with cooperating to make “opioid traffickers a specific target within the entire Western District of Pennsylvania.”

The investigation that led to the indictment against Anthony involved the Drug Enforcement Administration, state Attorney General’s Office, Washington County’s drug task force and District Attorney’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police and law enforcement officials from Canonsburg, Donora, Monessen, Charleroi and Washington County.