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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Attempting to Possess Designer Drug

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months imprisonment followed by three years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on John Calabro, 24, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, in and around May 2015, Calabro attempted to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of ethylone, a Schedule I controlled substance.

Assistant United States Attorney Katherine A. King prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Song commended Homeland Security Investigations, Customs and Border Protection, and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Calabro.

Updated December 5, 2017

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