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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 130 Months for Committing Heroin and Fentanyl Trafficking and Firearm Crimes

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

PITTSBURGH, PA – Michael Ginyard was sentenced to 130 months in prison for committing heroin and fentanyl trafficking and firearm crimes, Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti announced today.

Ginyard, age 36 of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti. Judge Conti ordered Ginyard to serve six years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Pittsburgh Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Penn Hills Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. This case was prosecuted as 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 of Justice 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.

Updated May 2, 2023

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