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Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Man to Prison for Conspiring to Sell Heroin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2013

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh resident has been sentenced in federal court for violating federal narcotics trafficking laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Clarence Thompson, 56, was sentenced to serve 80 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release by United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. From January 2010 to March 3, 2011, Thompson conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 400 grams of heroin. Thompson’s federal sentence was ordered to be served consecutively to any sentence imposed for his pending state drug charges that were filed while he was on bond in his federal case.

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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