- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The last of three Pennsylvania men accused of supplying fentanyl-laced heroin that resulted in at least two overdose deaths has pleaded guilty.

Thirty-two-year-old Andrew Higgs pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin. Thirty-four-year-old Romar Watts and 40-year-old Brian Borruto have also pleaded guilty in the case.

Investigators say the three were involved in distributing the drug that resulted in the deaths of Stacey Shaw and Ray Smith.

Shaw overdosed in the bathroom of a Cambria County convenience store in March 2015. Smith died at a home in Munhall in April 2015.

Higgs is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 1. The U.S. attorney’s office says it has agreed to a 15-year prison sentence as part of a plea agreement.



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