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Mom Admits Distributing Her Incarcerated Son’s Heroin

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

PITTSBURGH – Carrie Robinson of Pittsburgh has pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Robinson, age 45, pled guilty on Feb. 1, 2015, in front of United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak. In support of the guilty plea, Robinson admitted that, in late March and early April 2014, she agreed to distribute her son’s remaining heroin while he was incarcerated at the Allegheny County Jail on a heroin distribution charge. Robinson is scheduled to be sentenced on May 26, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Allegheny County Police Department, the Baldwin Police Department, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office conducted the investigation leading to the conviction in this case.

Updated July 14, 2015