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Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty In FBI Investigation Into Heroin Trafficking

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

PITTSBURGH- A Pittsburgh resident pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Samuel Brooks, age 28, pleaded guilty to one count before Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from in and around June, 2013, and continuing thereafter to in and around May, 2014, the Brooks conspired with others to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

Judge Conti scheduled sentencing for Feb. 19, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of a mandatory minimum of five years and up to a maximum total sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,0000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Amy L. Johnston is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Brooks.

Updated July 14, 2015