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Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Man with Heroin and Guns to 10 Years in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH – Deontay Kendricks of Pittsburgh, Pa., was sentenced to 120 months in prison for distribution of heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Kendricks, 27, was sentenced in Pittsburgh by United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. Judge Schwab also imposed a three-year term of supervised release to follow the federal prison sentence. Kendricks agreed to the sentence that was imposed as part of his plea agreement.

On Feb. 18, 2015, Kendricks was caught in possession of 10 bricks of heroin and four pistols, some of which were loaded and one of which had an obliterated serial number. He possessed the bricks with the intent to distribute them and he possessed the pistols to further his drug trafficking. His possession of the bricks and the pistols was part of a course of conduct that he continued even after Feb. 18, 2015, that involved over 100 grams of heroin.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation leading to the convictions and sentence in this case.

Updated June 14, 2016

Drug Trafficking