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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Gang Member Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Law Violations

PITTSBURGH, PA - A suburban Pittsburgh resident has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months imprisonment and five years of supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearms and narcotics laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

United States District Judge Horan imposed the sentence on Maurice Miller, age 35, formerly of Churchill, PA.

According to information presented to the court, Miller participated in a conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, 280 grams or more of crack cocaine, 100 grams or more of acetyl fentanyl and valeryl fentanyl, and 400 grams or more of fentanyl. Miller also possessed with intent to distribute 10 grams or more of acetyl fentanyl and possessed firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon. The possession of firearms and/or ammunition as a convicted felon is prohibited under federal law. Miller was prosecuted following an investigation into a drug trafficking organization referred to as Hustlas Don’t Sleep that involved the distribution of a variety of types of illegal narcotics.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

This prosecution is a result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles high-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten communities throughout the United States. OCDETF uses a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Monroeville Police Department, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, the Allegheny County Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Miller.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated August 3, 2022