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Former New Jersey Heroin Courier Sentenced to More than 8 Years in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH - A former resident of East Orange, New Jersey was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday to eight years and four months (100 months) in prison on his conviction of federal drug crimes, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose imposed the sentence on Marvin Anthony, 41.

According to information presented to the court, in March of 2018, Anthony brought 475 "bricks" of heroin to Western Pennsylvania from New Jersey in an effort to sell it. DEA agents and Task Force Officers then apprehended Anthony.

Judge Ambrose required Anthony to undergo an eight-year period of supervision by the United States Probation Office to follow his eventual release from incarceration.

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

United States Attorney Brady commended the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and their many state, county and local police department partners, including the Canonsburg Police Department, the Monessen Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Anthony.

Updated March 29, 2019

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