Coraopolis Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug, Gun Law Violations
PITTSBURGH - A resident of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 57 months’ incarceration, followed by four years of supervised release on his conviction of violating federal drug trafficking and firearms laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.
United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Hasan Sharif Reed, age 37, of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.
According to information presented to the court, from October 2013, and continuing to in and around April 2014, in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere, Reed conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than 300 grams but less than 400 grams of cocaine. In addition, during that time frame, Reed and several of his co-conspirators conspired to possess firearms in furtherance of the drug trafficking.
Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Hornak noted that Reed had a “significant criminal history,” including three prior convictions involving firearms. Judge Hornak rejected a request by counsel for Reed to impose a more lenient sentence (i.e., to vary downward from the advisory sentencing guidelines range).
Assistant United States Attorney Troy Rivetti prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
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.
Acting United States Attorney Song commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force, Wilkinsburg Police Department, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Munhall Police Department, Duquesne Police Department, Monroeville Police Department, Allegheny County Police Department, West Mifflin Police Department, Bellevue Police Department, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Reed.