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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison for Heroin Trafficking Scheme

December 13, 2013

PITTSBURGH – Duane Scott was sentenced in federal court for violating federal narcotics trafficking laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Scott, a 23-year-old Pittsburgh resident, was sentenced to serve 63 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release by United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. Throughout 2010 and into 2011, Scott conspired with Harold Bacon and others to distribute hundreds of bricks of heroin even though he was on adult probation at the time for an adult conviction for carrying a firearm without a license. Scott was, in fact, under house arrest for much of that time period, but he still stored bricks of heroin and distributed them at Bacon’s direction.

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 Bureau of Police, 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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