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Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Man to 7 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - 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.

Nico Nixon, 22, was sentenced to serve 87 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release by United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. From January 2010 to March 3, 2011, Nixon conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute over 100 grams of 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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