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Robinson Township Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Drug, Gun Law Violations

November 23, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Robinson Township, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 72 months in prison followed by five years supervised release for violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond imposed the sentence yesterday on Brian Wiggins, 27, of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, on July 30, 2008, Wiggins possessed two bricks of heroin plus 62 individual stamps bags of heroin with the intent to distribute it. Also on that date, Wiggins possessed a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime after already having been convicted of a felony firearms crime.  Wiggins had his hand on a 9 millimeter Springfield pistol as Pittsburgh police officers approached the car he was driving.  The heroin was later found inside the car near the pistol.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office Violent Crime and Firearm Task Force, and the Pittsburgh Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Wiggins.

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