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Pittsburgh Woman Sentenced To Prison For Heroin Distribution

January 30, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - On Jan. 27, 2012, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to serve 12 months plus 1 day in prison followed by 3 years supervised release for violating federal drug trafficking laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Sondra Hunter, 36, pleaded guilty to possessing over 10 grams of heroin with intent to distribute it and was sentenced by United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Hunter supplied heroin to a co-defendant on two occasions and was caught when she attempted to supply the co-defendant with additional 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 in this case.

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