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Franklin, Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to 7+ Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Gun, Heroin

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

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Franklin, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 92 months in jail on his conviction of violating federal drug and firearm laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Raheem Hasan Carney, 40.

According to information presented to the court, Carney possessed with intent to distribute more than an ounce heroin at a residence in Erie, Pennsylvania. In addition, Carney unlawfully possessed a stolen .40 caliber Glock pistol, a .12 gauge shotgun, and ammunition while being prohibited from firearm possession because he is a convicted felon.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Song commended the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Carney.

Updated April 11, 2017

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