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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 20, 2015

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Distribute Heroin

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County resident has been sentenced in federal court to five years imprisonment followed by four years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Donald Freeman, age 25.

According to information presented to the court, from in and around December 2013, and continuing thereafter to in and around March 2014, Freeman conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

Assistant United States Attorneys Amy L. Johnston and Cindy K. Chung prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

A federally administered Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) conducted the investigation leading to successful prosecution of Freeman. The task force is headed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is comprised of members drawn from the FBI Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force including Wilkinsburg Police Department, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Munhall Police Department, Duquesne Police Department, Monroeville Police Department, Allegheny County Police Department, West Mifflin Police Department, and the Pittsburgh Police Department. 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 14, 2015