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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Drug, Gun Offenses

July 11, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ On July 7, 2011, a resident of Pittsburgh was sentenced in federal court to 188 months (15 years, eight months) in prison followed by five years of supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Michael Milton, a/k/a/ Monroeville Mike, 30.

According to information presented to the court, from in or around 1999, and continuing thereafter until in or around May 2008, Milton conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin. The amount of heroin attributed to Milton was more than 10 kilograms but less than 30. On or about Jan. 24, 2006, Milton possessed with intent to distribute less than 100 grams of heroin and also possessed a Kimber .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol in furtherance of the drug trafficking conspiracy.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Cercone stated that, although the defendant had a lengthy and significant criminal history, the sentence imposed was sufficient to address the goals of sentencing in this case, in light of Milton's troubled upbringing.

Assistant United States Attorney Margaret E. Picking prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Allegheny County Police Department and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Milton.

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