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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Drug Law Violations

April 10, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pittsburgh was sentenced on April 9, 2013, in federal court for violating federal narcotics trafficking laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Andre Allen, 30, was sentenced to serve 120 months in prison followed by eight years of supervised release by United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. From January 2010 to March 3, 2011, Allen conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 400 grams of heroin. On March 3, 2011, Mr. Allen was arrested in Pittsburgh. At that time, he possessed $3,698.00 in United States currency on his person and thirteen bricks of heroin inside his residence.

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 Police Department, 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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