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Pittsburgh Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Distributing Heroin, Fentanyl and Crack Cocaine

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

PITTSBURGH – Romel Wilson was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for trafficking heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine base in April 2015, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

Wilson, age 34, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Court Judge Donetta W. Ambrose. Judge Ambrose ordered that Wilson serve six years of supervised release after he is released from prison. Wilson was previously convicted four times in four separate cases in Pennsylvania state court of trafficking heroin and crack cocaine. Information was provided to the Court in conjunction with Wilson’s federal sentencing that he continued to distribute a mixture of heroin and fentanyl in April 2015 despite the fact that he was aware that the mixture had recently caused at least one of his customers, as he put it, to go “out.”

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

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation leading to the conviction in this case.

Updated November 21, 2017