PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Jeffrey Rogers, formerly of Ambridge, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for conspiring to distribute over 40 grams of fentanyl and for then distributing fentanyl, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
The sentence was imposed yesterday by Chief United States District Court Judge Joy Flowers Conti. Rogers was also sentenced to serve eight years of supervised release upon release from prison.
Rogers was convicted following his guilty pleas in March 2018. As part of his plea agreement, Rogers accepted responsibility for causing the death of H.P. through fentanyl distribution. Also as part of his guilty plea, Rogers acknowledged that he was responsible for the distribution of at least 280 grams of fentanyl. Rogers was previously convicted of drug trafficking in 2007 in the Beaver County Court of Common Pleas.
Assistant United States Attorneys Katherine A. King and Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.
The conviction and sentence in this case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration in partnership with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Ambridge Police Department, New Brighton Police Department, Beaver Police Department, Aliquippa Police Department, Moon Township Police Department, Wilkinsburg Police Department, West Mifflin Police Department, Allegheny County Police Department, Duquesne Police Department, Munhall Police Department, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and the Pennsylvania State Police.
The investigation was a product of the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.
SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on Thursday, July 12, 2018.