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Penn Hills Man Found With Heroin During Turnpike Traffic Stop Gets 5 Years In Prison

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

PITTSBURGH - A Penn Hills resident has been sentenced in federal court to five years imprisonment and five years supervised release, and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, on his conviction of violating the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Anthony Lucas, 43.

According to information presented to the court, Lucas conspired to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. On June 22, 2013, Lucas was stopped on the Pennsylvania Turnpike by the Pennsylvania State Police. A consent search of the vehicle revealed 350 bricks of heroin (164 grams) in a back pack located in the trunk.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Somerset County District Attorney for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Lucas.

Updated July 14, 2015