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Judge Sentences Upper St. Clair Drug Dealer to 21 Years in Prison

April 10, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Upper St. Clair, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 262 months in prison followed by 10 years supervised release for violating federal drug-trafficking laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on David Curran, 29. Curran was convicted in August 2011 of conspiring to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and then distributing cocaine.

Curran was ordered to begin the service of his sentence immediately. Curran was also ordered to forfeit his interest in real property located in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania; a 2003 Land Rover automobile, $8,970.00 in United States currency that was seized on Oct. 22, 2009; and $7,610.00 in United States currency that was seized on Nov. 12, 2009. In addition, Curran was ordered to pay a money judgment in the amount of $1,080,000.00 as gross proceeds of the crimes he was convicted of committing.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police; the Pittsburgh Division of Weed and Seed; the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office; the Pennsylvania State Police; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the United States Marshals Service; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Curran.

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