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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Possessing Crack and Gun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 70 months in prison and three years of supervised release on his conviction of federal firearms and narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill imposed the sentence on Alonzo Fennell, 31.

According to information presented to the court, on Sept. 1, 2008, Fennell possessed with the intent to distribute 9.8 grams of crack cocaine, and also possessed a firearm in furtherance of said drug trafficking crime.

Assistant United States Attorney Almon S. Burke, Jr. prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

This case is being prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the City of Pittsburgh Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Alonzo Fennell.

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