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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pittsburgh-area Man Gets 6-Year Prison Term For Violating Federal Gun And Drug Laws

PITTSBURGH – Dustin Petry, an Allegheny County resident, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Petry, 27, was sentenced by United States District Judge David S. Cercone. Judge Cercone also imposed a three-year term of supervised release to follow the prison sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office led the multi-agency investigation of this case that also included the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Moon Township Police Department, the North Fayette Police Department, the Pittsburgh Police Department, the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, the Pennsylvania State Police, the McKees Rocks Police Department, the Cranberry Township Police Department, the McKeesport Police Department, and the Wilkinsburg Police Department.

Updated July 14, 2015