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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 9, 2018

Cambria County Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Distributing Heroin that Caused a Death

PITTSBURGH - A Cambria County resident has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Brad Troup, 39, of Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, on January 13, 2016, Mr. Troup distributed and possessed with intent to distribute heroin. Mr. Troup previously admitted that the heroin he distributed caused the death of Jeremiah Huey, who had used heroin he obtained from Troup.

Assistant United States Attorney Katherine A. King prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, along with the Pennsylvania State Police, the Offices of the District Attorneys of Allegheny and Indiana Counties, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Troup.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated March 9, 2018