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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Judge Sentences Aliquippa Man to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Drug and Firearms Offenses

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 180 months’ imprisonment and eight years supervised release on his conviction of narcotics and firearms offenses, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Ahmad Flannigan, 37, of Aliquippa, PA.

According to information presented to the court, on June 2, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the defendant’s home in Aliquippa. Among other things, the officers recovered a total of approximately nine ounces of crack cocaine; four ounces of powder cocaine; and drug trafficking paraphernalia, including digital scales. The officers also seized three firearms from the defendant’s home, which the defendant was prohibited from possessing because of his prior felony convictions.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Hornak stated that this sentence was sufficient but not greater than necessary to achieve the goals of sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorneys Tonya S. Goodman and Caitlin A. Loughran prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, the Pennsylvania State Police, the New Brighton Police Department, the Wilkinsburg Police Department, and the Cranberry Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Flannigan.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated May 7, 2018