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New York City Man Sentenced to Prison for Transporting Heroin to Western PA for Distribution

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of New York City has been sentenced in federal court to 2½ years’ imprisonment on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute heroin, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on William Rosario, 25, of New York, NY.

According to information presented to the court, from in and around November 2016 through in and around February 2017, Rosario conspired with his codefendants, David Francis and Jose Ortega, to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, which he transported from New York to the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Conti stated that the sentence was sufficient but not greater than necessary to achieve the goals of sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Tonya Sulia Goodman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, Monroeville Police Department, Stowe Township Police Department, Ingram Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, and Monaca Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Rosario.

Updated February 5, 2019

Drug Trafficking