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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pittsburgh Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to five years’ incarceration, followed by four years of supervised release, on his conviction of violating the federal drug laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Carlos M. White, Jr., age 29, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, from in and around December 2013, and continuing to in and around March 2014, in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere, White conspired with others to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute more than 100 grams, but less than 400 grams, of heroin. Also, on May 22, 2014, White possessed with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

Assistant United States Attorneys Troy Rivetti and Tonya Sulia Goodman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force, Wilkinsburg Police Department, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Munhall Police Department, Duquesne Police Department, Monroeville Police Department, Allegheny County Police Department, West Mifflin Police Department, Bellevue Police Department, and the Pittsburgh Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Carlos M. White, Jr.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

Topic(s): 
Opioids
Updated January 11, 2018