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

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Federal Judge Sentences Heroin Dealer To 10+ Years In Prison

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 130 months imprisonment followed by five years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Terence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on David Scott a/k/a David Alford, 40.

According to information presented to the court, the defendant was caught with enough heroin to fill nearly 5,000 stamp bags just months after being released from federal prison on drug charges. At sentencing, the defense asked for leniency despite the fact that the defendant admitted that his actions “crippled the urban community.”

Judge McVerry also ordered that Scott forfeit thousands of dollars, as well as digital cameras and his vehicle.

Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Scott.

Updated July 14, 2015