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

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Crack Dealer Sentenced a Second Time to 10 Years in Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH, PA- Henry A. Bruce, formerly of Farrell, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced again in federal court to 10 years (120 months) in prison on for violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Bruce, 39, was sentenced in Pittsburgh by United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer. Judge Fischer imposed an 8-year term of supervised release to follow the federal prison sentence.

According to information presented to the Court, on or about June 28, 2018, Bruce, a life-long resident of Farrell, in Mercer County, PA, possessed with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance, as well as drug packaging paraphernalia, a digital scale, and over $19,000 in cash. The Court was further informed that Bruce has a prior federal felony drug conviction, for which he was sentenced on March 7, 2008 to 10 years in prison, and as such, is subject to enhanced penalties.

Assistant United States Attorneys Rebecca L. Silinski and Troy Rivetti prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Mercer County Drug Task Force, and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Bruce.

Drug Trafficking
Updated April 10, 2019