News and Press Releases

North Braddock Man to Spend 10 Years in Prison for Participating in Heroin Conspiracy

June 19, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A suburban Pittsburgh man has been sentenced in federal court to 10 years imprisonment and three years supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Russell Franklin, 26, of North Braddock, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, Franklin participated in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin between February 2011 and April 2011.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Monroeville Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Franklin.

Return to Top

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
Justice 101
Victim Witness Assistance
Learn about victim notification and rights, witness information, and helpful resources.

Opioid Overdose Reduction Action Plan
Text PGHOD to Tip411 (847411)

Law enforcement agencies and community partners help us reduce crime.

Stop Fraud

Protect yourself from fraud, and report suspected cases of financial fraud to local law enforcement.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.