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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Possessing Crack and Fentanyl

PITTSBURGH, PA – A former resident of Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months’ imprisonment and six years of supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Romeo Price, 34. 

According to information presented to the Court, on or about Nov. 15, 2018, detectives executed a state search warrant for Price’s residence. During the search, detectives found plastic bags containing crack cocaine and several bundles and stamp bags containing fentanyl.

Assistant United States Attorney Yvonne M. Saadi prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Pittsburgh Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Price.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Updated November 22, 2022