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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Federal Judge Sentenced Altoona Heroin Dealer to 8 Years in Prison

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Altoona, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 96 months in prison, and four years’ supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Darrin Canaan, 37, of Altoona, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, from Jan. 22, 2015, to April 17, 2015, Canaan conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a quantity of heroin.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie L. Haines prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Ms. Song commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, the Cambria County Drug Task Force, the Altoona Police Department, and the Cambria County District Attorney's Office, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Canaan.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 5, 2016