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Judge Sentences Heroin Dealer to 15 Years in Prison

May 30, 2013

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh man has been sentenced in federal court to 188 months in prison on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill imposed the sentence on Jimmie McLaughlin, 36.

According to information presented to the court, on or about July 8, 2011, in the Western District of Pennsylvania, McLaughlin possessed with intent to distribute between 80 and 100 grams of heroin.

Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan B. Ortiz prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Robinson Township Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Jimmie McLaughlin.

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