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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pittsburgh Heroin Dealer Sentenced To 5 Years In Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in federal court to 60 months imprisonment followed by three years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, as well as violating the terms of his supervised release from a prior federal firearms conviction, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Terence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on Floyd Lane, 37.

According to information presented to the court, on or about June 27, 2013, Lane, who was on federal supervised release as a result of a prior conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm, was found in possession of nine bricks of heroin. A subsequent search of his residence revealed an additional 69 bricks of heroin. One brick of heroin is comprised of 50 stamp bags of heroin. Additionally, Lane forfeited $6,302 in illegal drug proceeds to the government.

Assistant United States Attorney Charles A. Eberle prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Lane.

Updated July 14, 2015