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Man on House Arrest Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Distribute Heroin

August 7, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Kailen Young, a resident of Allegheny County, was convicted of conspiring to distribute heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Young, 29, pled guilty before United States District Judge David S. Cercone. Judge Cercone scheduled sentencing to occur on Dec. 18, 2014, at 10 a.m.

In support of the guilty plea, the Court was informed that Young distributed heroin during August and September 2013 while he was on electronically monitored house arrest. Young, in fact, began distributing heroin within days of being released to house arrest in August 2013.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office led the multi-agency investigation of this case that also included the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Moon Township Police Department, the North Fayette Police Department, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, the Pennsylvania State Police, the McKees Rocks Police Department, the Cranberry Township Police Department, the McKeesport Police Department, and the Wilkinsburg Police Department.

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