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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Judge Sentenced Duquesne Man to 4 Years in Prison for Possessing Heroin for Distribution

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to four years of imprisonment and three years of supervised release on his conviction of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Carloto Neal, Jr., 22, of Duquesne, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, the Pennsylvania State Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Neal, and a search of that vehicle revealed 110 grams of heroin, and 3,000 empty stamp bags used in the distribution of heroin.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Fischer stated that heroin has become the scourge of our society. She cited Center for Disease Control and Prevention statistics showing that heroin overdose death quadrupled between 2002 and 2012.

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

Acting United States Attorney Song commended the Pennsylvania State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Neal.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 24, 2017