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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Heroin Conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2012

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court for violating federal narcotics trafficking laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Kevin Richardson, 50, was sentenced to serve 76 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release by United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. From January 2010 to March 3, 2011, Richardson conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, the Ross Township Police Department, the Canonsburg Police Department, and the Allegheny County Police Department for the successful investigation leading to the conviction and sentence in this case.

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