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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 22, 2016

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Role in Drug Conspiracy

PITTSBURGH – Marquese Underwood, 21 of Pittsburgh, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute heroin while under court supervision for a prior offense, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Court Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence. Underwood was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following the prison term.

Assistant United States Attorney 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 July 22, 2016