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Judge Sentences Heroin Dealer to 10 Years in Federal Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2013

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh resident has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months imprisonment followed by eight years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Donald Lyles a/k/a Chief, 39.

According to information presented to the court, on or about April 25, 2013, Lyles possessed with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Lyles.

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