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

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pittsburgh Man Indicted On Heroin Possession Charge

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of possession with the intent to distribute heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on June 9 and unsealed today named Carloto Neal, Jr., 20.

The indictment charges that on or about March 17, 2015, in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Neal possessed with the intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Street Task Force, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015