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New York Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin in Western PA

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

PITTSBURGH – A former resident of New York, NY, has been sentenced in federal court to a sentence of time served on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute heroin, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Pedro Rosario, age 29.

According to information presented to the court, the defendant conspired to traffic 100 grams or more of heroin from New York to the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Bissoon stated that sentence was sufficient but not greater than necessary to achieve the goals of sentencing. The defendant had already served 33 months’ imprisonment pending his sentencing.

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

Acting United States Attorney Kaufman commended the Pennsylvania State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Rosario.

Updated May 5, 2021

Drug Trafficking