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Braddock Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison on Heroin Charge

April 11, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Braddock, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 84 months imprisonment followed by five years supervised release following a guilty plea to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on Antoine Cortez-Dutrieville, 34.

According to information presented to the court, on or about June 13, 2012, Cortez-Dutrieville attempted to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

Assistant United States Attorney Katherine A. King prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Department of Homeland Security - Homeland Security Investigations, the Pennsylvania State Police, the United States Customs and Border Protection, and the United States Postal Inspection Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Cortez-Dutrieville.

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