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

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Duquesne Man Charged With Possessing Heroin

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on a charge of possession with the intent to distribute heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Anthony Coles, 26, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on or about June 13, 2013, Coles was found to be in possession, with the intent to distribute, of a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, which is a Schedule I controlled substance.

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

The Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force consisting of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, Wilkinsburg Police Department, Allegheny County Police Dept., Oakdale Police Dept, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office conducted the investigation leading to the superseding indictment in this case.

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

Updated July 14, 2015