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

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

North Braddock Man To Spend 10 Years In Prison For Participating In Heroin Conspiracy

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A suburban Pittsburgh man has been sentenced in federal court to 10 years imprisonment and three years supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Russell Franklin, 26, of North Braddock, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, Franklin participated in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin between February 2011 and April 2011.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Monroeville Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Franklin.

Updated July 14, 2015