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McKees Rocks Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

July 2, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of McKees Rocks, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 121 months in prison and five years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotic laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Amborse imposed the sentence on Tom Craighead, 44.

According to information presented to the court, from in or around August 2009, and continuing thereafter to in or around September 2010, in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere, Craighead conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin.

Assistant United States Attorney Charles A. Eberle prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

A federally administered Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of this case. The task force is headed by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and is comprised of members drawn from the Baldwin Police, the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, the Munhall Police, the Pittsburgh Police, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Duquesne Police, the West Homestead Police, and the Allegheny County Police. Assistance in the investigation was provided by the Penn Hills Police, the Monroeville Police, the McKees Rocks Police, and the Wilkinsburg Police.

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