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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Distribute Heroin

PITTSBURGH - A Beechview resident has been sentenced in federal court to 72 months imprisonment, to be followed by six years supervised release, on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Brandon L. Johnson, 32.

According to information presented to the court, in November 2011, Johnson conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin.

Assistant United States Attorney Troy Rivetti prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Johnson.

Updated July 14, 2015