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Philadelphia man sentenced for trafficking drugs in Butler

Quinzal Powell
Quinzal Powell

A Philadelphia man was sentenced to 16 years in state prison Monday, Nov. 27, after pleading guilty to trafficking drugs into Butler, according to state Attorney General Michelle Henry.

Henry said Tuesday that investigators discovered Quinzal Powell, 33, trafficked over 1,000 bricks of heroin/fentanyl from Philadelphia to Western Pennsylvania for distribution.

Powell pleaded guilty Monday to felony possession with intent to deliver and will serve 8 to 16 years in state prison, in accordance with a plea agreement, Henry said.

The charges stem from an incident in October 2020, when Powell was subject to a traffic stop in Butler. During a search of his vehicle, police reported 1,150 stamp bags of fentanyl were found hidden under the center console.

Powell was charged alongside Desirae Feitl and Crystal Pakutz for their roles in the distribution of narcotics. Feitl pleaded guilty to one count of felony possession with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 6½ to 16 years of incarceration in December of 2022 for her role. Pakutz’s case is still pending.

Butler County District Attorney Richard Goldinger, along with Butler County Detectives and Butler City police, assisted in the investigation into Powell.

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