Monroeville Man Sentenced for Distributing Heroin that Caused Woman’s Overdose Death

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 30 months’ imprisonment, followed by 3 years’ supervised release, on his conviction of distribution and possession with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Warren Worthy, age 21.

According to information presented to the court, on March 3, 2016, Worthy sold a bundle of heroin (10 stamp bags) to a female who used the heroin that day and overdosed. The female was taken to the hospital, where she died a few days later. An autopsy confirmed that the cause of death was heroin toxicity. The Allegheny County Police Department thereafter conducted a lengthy investigation, which confirmed that Worthy had distributed the lethal heroin to the female victim.

Assistant United States Attorney Troy Rivetti prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Allegheny County Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Worthy.