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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Heroin

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Warren Charles Green, IV, 30, pleaded guilty to the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, on Apr. 5, 2013, Green possessed with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin.
 
Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Feb. 28, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of life in prison and a fine of $4,000,000, 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 Stephanie L. Haines is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Pennsylvania State Police, Somerset Turnpike Barracks, and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Green.

Updated October 21, 2016