Clairton Woman is Eighth Defendant in Drug Trafficking Case to Plead Guilty
PITTSBURGH, PA. - A resident of Clairton, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to distribute narcotics, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Jean Hull, 52, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring, with 20 other individuals, to distribute narcotics between March and August of 2017. In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Hull regularly purchased heroin from her co-defendant, Skylar Carter, for both personal use and further distribution and was responsible for the distribution of between 20 and 40 grams of heroin. Hull is the eighth of 21 defendants charged in the case to enter a plea of guilty.
Judge Arthur J. Schwab scheduled sentencing for August 30, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will depend upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Hull remains on bond pending the sentencing hearing.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the multi-agency investigation of this case, which also included the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, the Allegheny County Police Department, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises. Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.