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Convicted Drug Dealer on Supervised Release Trafficked Heroin, Fentanyl and Crack Cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Tory Bryant, 32, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on March 13, 2018, Bryant possessed with the intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance, a quantity of fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, and a quantity of crack cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance. An undercover officer arranged to make a purchase of narcotics from Bryant, and when the officers attempted to arrest Bryant at the scene of the arranged transaction, Bryant fled. The officers recovered the narcotics that Bryant intended to sell to the undercover officers on the path of Bryant’s flight.

Judge Ambrose scheduled sentencing for September 19, 2019 at 10 a.m. The law provides for a maximum sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Also on that date, Judge Ambrose will sentence the defendant for violating the conditions of his supervised release by, among other ways, selling illegal narcotics. Bryant was on supervised release as a result of a previous federal conviction for heroin trafficking.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations and Wilkinsburg Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Bryant.

Updated May 14, 2019

Drug Trafficking