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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 3+ Years in Prison for Trafficking Heroin near Playgrounds and Public Housing Facilities

PITTSBURGH, PA – Quinshawn Haynie was sentenced to three years and four months (40 months) in federal prison for conspiring to distribute heroin and fentanyl, and for possessing those drugs with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a playground and a public housing facility, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Haynie, age 29 of Pittsburgh, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge David S. Cercone. Haynie was also sentenced to serve six years of supervised release following his prison term. Prior to imposing the sentence, the Court was informed that Haynie trafficked heroin and fentanyl close to playgrounds and public housing facilities in 2017 while he was on state parole following a 7-year to 14-year state prison sentence for a violent home invasion robbery he committed in 2007.

Assistant United States Attorneys Christy C. Wiegand and Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole conducted the investigation leading to the convictions and sentence in this case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 16, 2019