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Newark Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Heroin Trafficking

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A former New Jersey resident has been sentenced in federal court to a term of imprisonment of seven years, to be followed by five years of supervised release on his conviction on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence yesterday on Shawn Robinson, 36, formerly of Newark, NJ.

According to information presented to the court, on October 14, 2015, one of Robinson’s co-conspirators made arrangements to sell 100 bricks of heroin for $14,500 to another individual. Robinson’s co-conspirator also agreed to advance an additional 50 bricks of heroin. Robinson and another of his co-conspirators arrived at the Hyatt Place in Robinson Township to deliver the heroin. When they arrived, Robinson was carrying a black plastic shopping bag. Inside of the shopping bag, officers recovered a clear plastic vacuum-sealed bag containing 150 bricks of heroin, weighing 185.92 grams.

Assistant United States Attorney Shanicka L. Kennedy prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Robinson.

Updated November 20, 2018

Drug Trafficking