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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Judge Sentences Clairton Heroin Dealer to Nearly 8 Years in Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH, PA- A resident of Clairton, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to seven years and 10 months in prison, followed by six years’ supervised release, on his conviction of conspiring to distribute narcotics, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Kevin Jackson, 35.

According to information presented to the court at the time he entered a guilty plea, Jackson purchased one or more grams of heroin on a daily basis from his codefendant, Skyler Carter, for further distribution in the Clairton area. Jackson and 20 other individuals were charged in the drug-trafficking conspiracy, and he was held personally responsible for the distribution of between 100 and 400 grams of heroin.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the multi-agency investigation of this case, which also included the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, the Allegheny County Police Department, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises. Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Drug Trafficking
Updated November 28, 2018