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Pittsburgh Man on Bond for State Drug Offenses Sentenced to 6 Years in Federal Prison for Drug and Gun Law Violations

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Malik Martinez was sentenced to 72 months in prison for committing heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine trafficking and firearm crimes, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Martinez, age 22 of Pittsburgh, was sentenced by United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. Judge Schwab also sentenced Martinez to serve three years of supervised release after his prison term. Martinez was on bond in Pennsylvania state court for a prior drug trafficking crime when he committed the heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine trafficking and firearm crimes that led to his federal indictment, convictions, and sentence.

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

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the convictions and sentence in this case. This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) which 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 November 7, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods