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

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Judge Sentences Felon To 20 Years In Prison For Violating Federal Gun And Drug Laws

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh resident has been sentenced in federal court to 240 months in prison on his conviction of violating federal firearms and narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence yesterday on Thomas Clay Wade, 36.

According to information presented to the court, Wade was a felon who knowingly possessed a firearm and ammunition and knowingly possessed crack cocaine with the intent to distribute.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai prosecuted this case on behalf of the government as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crimes.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Wade.

Updated July 14, 2015