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

Friday, July 11, 2014

Multi-agency Investigation Into Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy Leads To Prison Sentence For McKees Rocks Man

PITTSBURGH – Marcus Battles, a resident of McKees Rocks, Pa., was sentenced to 20 months in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Battles, 27, was sentenced by United States District Judge David S. Cercone. Judge Cercone also imposed a six-year term of supervised release to follow the prison sentence.

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

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office led the multi-agency investigation of this case that also included the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Moon Township Police Department, the North Fayette Police Department, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, the Pennsylvania State Police, the McKees Rocks Police Department, the Cranberry Township Police Department, the McKeesport Police Department, and the Wilkinsburg Police Department.

Updated July 14, 2015