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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

East Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Participating in Drug Trafficking Scheme

PITTSBURGH - A resident of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to a term of imprisonment of 72 months (6 years), to be followed by six years of supervised release, on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and crack cocaine, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Allen William Turner, 48, of East Pittsburgh, PA.

According to information presented to the court, from September 2013 to December 2013, Turner conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, and more than 28 grams of crack cocaine.

Assistant United States Attorney Troy Rivetti prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

This prosecution is the result of a federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Other participating agencies include the Allegheny County Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Munhall Police Department and Wilkinsburg Police Department.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 11, 2016