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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Judge Sentences New York Man to 10 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Guns and Heroin

PITTSBURGH, PA – A former resident of Brooklyn, New York, has been sentenced in federal court to 10 years of imprisonment and eight years of supervised release on his convictions for conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Nashawn Williams, 35, currently incarcerated, but who last resided in Brooklyn, New York.

According to information presented to the court, Williams acted as a supplier in a drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin in Pittsburgh. Upon execution of a search warrant, agents found Williams to be in possession of over 100 grams of heroin and firearms. Federal law prohibits felons from possessing firearms, and Williams has a prior felony conviction for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine. He was also on supervised release for the prior offense at the time of the current offense.

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

United States Attorney Brady commended the Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Williams.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Firearms Offenses
Updated June 28, 2018