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New Jersey Man Sentenced to 20+ Years in Prison for Heroin Trafficking Scheme

February 15, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Wallington, New Jersey, has been sentenced in federal court to 262 months imprisonment (22 years, 10 months), to be followed by a 10-year term of supervised release, on his conviction of violating the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United Stated District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on Wesley A. McDaniels, a/k/a "Young," 33

According to information presented to the court, from in or around February 2009, to on or about May 9, 2011, McDaniels conspired to possess with intent to distribute and distribute between 700 and 1,000 grams or more of heroin in the Pittsburgh area. McDaniels has four previous drug felony convictions, and served a period of imprisonment on each one of them. He qualified as a "career offender" under the federal sentencing guidelines based upon his extensive criminal history.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of McDaniels.

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