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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pittsburgh Heroin Dealer Sentenced To 5 Years In Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH – Frank Currington, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa. was sentenced to 60 months in prison for conspiring to distribute over 100 grams of heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Currington, 41, was sentenced in Pittsburgh by United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer. Judge Fischer also imposed a four-year term of supervised release to follow the federal prison sentence.

Between 2011 and 2013, Currington invested thousands of dollars into the interstate heroin re-supply ventures of a large-scale heroin trafficking organization with several members from or associated with Pittsburgh’s Larimer neighborhood. Currington would thereafter receive his share of the heroin. In this manner, Currington received and re-distributed hundreds of bricks of heroin.

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

The Drug Enforcement Administration in Pittsburgh and New York, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Allegheny County Police Department, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, the Wilkins Township Police Department, the East Pittsburgh Police Department, the New York Police Department, the Blair County District Attorney's Office, and the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office conducted the investigation leading to the conviction and sentence in this case.

Updated July 14, 2015