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Braddock Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Gun, Drug Offenses

March 30, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Braddock, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months in prison and five years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearm and drug laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill imposed the sentence yesterday on Harold T. Wolford, a/k/a Deano Wolford, a/k/a Harold T. Wolford, 53.

According to information presented to the court, on March 18, 2005, Wolford, a felon previously convicted of drug dealing and illegal firearms offenses, possessed a .25 auto caliber Sterling Arms pistol. Also, on that same date, Wolford, possessed with the intent to distribute 23.48 grams of crack cocaine. Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year from possessing a firearm.

Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Braddock Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Wolford.

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