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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 6, 2019

Monroeville Felon Sentenced to 12½ Years in Prison for Distributing Deadly Drug and Illegally Possessing a Pistol

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County man has been sentenced in federal court to 12 years and seven months (151 months) in prison on his conviction of distribution of fentanyl and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence yesterday on Ryan Williams, 31, of Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, on or about November 23, 2016, Williams distributed a quantity of fentanyl to an individual who later used the fentanyl and died from an overdose. Additionally, on December 1, 2016, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Williams’ residence and found him to be in possession of a Glock .40 caliber pistol. Given his prior felony convictions, Williams is not permitted to possess a firearm.

Assistant United States Attorney Lee J. Karl prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Monroeville Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Williams.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated December 6, 2019