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Western District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Firearms Crimes

PITTSBURGH, PA – Marvin Dennis was sentenced to six years (72 months) in prison for committing heroin and crack cocaine trafficking and firearm crimes, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Dennis, age 23 of Pittsburgh, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Arthur J. Schwab. Judge Schwab also sentenced Dennis to serve three years of supervised release after his prison term.

In February 2019, Dennis pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin and crack cocaine from September 2017 to April 3, 2018, and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of the drug trafficking conspiracy from September 2017 to April 3, 2018.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the convictions and sentence in this case. This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated June 27, 2019