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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Judges Sentences Pittsburgh Man To 10 Years In Prison For Heroin Trafficking Conspiring

PITTSBURGH – Andrew Anderson, of Pittsburgh was sentenced to 120 months in prison for conspiring to distribute at least one kilogram of heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Anderson, 31, was sentenced in Pittsburgh by United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer. Judge Fischer also imposed a five-year term of supervised release to follow the prison sentence.

For several months leading up to Feb. 9, 2012, Anderson received hundreds of bricks of heroin and then distributed them in the Pittsburgh area and paid those who supplied him back. On Feb. 9, 2012, members of the Pittsburgh Police and the Pennsylvania State Police conducted a traffic stop of Anderson’s Trailblazer. Anderson and a 10-year-old child were the only occupants of the Trailblazer. The equivalent of about 40 bricks of heroin, with a value of approximately $10,000, along with unburnt marijuana packaged for re-sale, were found inside the Trailblazer. $6,600 in drug trafficking proceeds were subsequently found inside Anderson’s residence.

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

The Drug Enforcement Administration in Pittsburgh and New York, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Allegheny County Police Department, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, the Wilkins Township Police Department, the East Pittsburgh Police Department, the New York Police Department, the Blair County District Attorney's Office, and the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office conducted the investigation leading to the conviction and sentence in this case.

Updated July 14, 2015