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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Duquesne Man Charged with Heroin Possession

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Duquesne, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute 100 grams or more of Heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count superseding indictment named Carloto Neal, Jr., age 21, as the sole defendant.

According to the superseding indictment, on or about March 17, 2015, Neal possessed with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than five years and up to 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pennsylvania State Police, and members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Street Task Force conducted the investigation leading to the superseding indictment in this case.

A superseding indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated June 29, 2016