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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Judge Sentences Heroin Dealer to 10 Years in Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months (10 years) imprisonment followed by five years of supervised after entering a plea of guilty to violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Eugene Allen Morgan, 45, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, on Sept. 12, 2013, and again on Sept. 19, 2013, Morgan distributed and possessed with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance. Morgan acknowledged that he was responsible for the distribution of more than 100 grams of heroin.

Assistant United States Attorney Charles A. Eberle prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Morgan.

Updated July 24, 2015