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Pittsburgh Felon Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing a Gun. Ammunition and Heroin

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

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 3 years and one month (37 months) in prison on his conviction of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon and possession with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, to run consecutively with a sentence of 5 years (60 months) in prison, on his conviction of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, for a total of 8 years and one month (97 months) in prison and there years’ supervised release, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Isaiah Peeples, age 27.

According to information presented to the court, on March 29, 2017, Peeples illegally possessed a firearm and ammunition after previously having been convicted of a felony, and also illegally possessed with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin.

Assistant United States Attorney Heidi M. Grogan prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Peeples. This case was prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Updated June 18, 2019

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