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Two Charged In Heroin Distribution Scheme

March 22, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Two residents of Pittsburgh, Pa., have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The six-count superseding indictment, returned on March 21, named Michquel Curington, a/k/a Michael Currington, 37, and Devon Horne, 25, as defendants.

According to the superseding indictment presented to the court, from in or around August 2010 to September 2010, Curington and Horne conspired to distribute and distributed heroin.  The superseding indictment also alleges five different distributions of heroin in August and September of 2010.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both, for each of the six counts.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendants.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, in conjunction with investigators from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office and the Pittsburgh Police, conducted the investigation leading to the superseding indictment in this case.

A superseding indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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