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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Running Heroin Trafficking Ring

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

PITTSBURGH – Christopher Brown was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute at least one kilogram of heroin, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

Brown, age 24, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Nora Barry Fischer. Judge Fischer ordered that Brown serve five years of supervised release after he is released from prison. Brown’s sentencing guideline range for the heroin trafficking conviction was increased for possession of a dangerous weapon, for maintaining a premises for the purpose of distributing a controlled substance, and for management or supervision of criminal activity that involved five or more participants.

Assistant United States Attorneys Rachael L. Dizard and Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police led the multi-agency investigation of this case that also included the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations, the United States Marshals Service, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Scott Township Police Department, the Munhall Police Department, the Baldwin Police Department, and the Pleasant Hills Police Department. The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

Updated October 18, 2017

Drug Trafficking