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

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Heroin Dealer to 20 Years in Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH. – A resident of Allegheny Count, Pennsylvania has been sentenced in federal court to 240 months, followed by 10 years supervised release, on his conviction of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence yesterday on Rodney Howard, age 31, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, on or about September 18, 2014, Howard possessed with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture and substance which contained heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

Assistant United States Attorneys Cindy K. Chung and Stephen Gilson prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney David Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office for conducting the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Howard.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 10, 2016