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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 13, 2018

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Heroin Trafficking Scheme

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to 70 months’ imprisonment on a charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer accepted the guilty plea and imposed the sentence on Jenkins Everett, 28.

According to information presented to the court, Jenkins Everett was indicted in connection with a DEA wiretap investigation. The intercepted wiretap communications revealed that Everett and others conspired to possess with intent to distribute and distribute heroin between January and September 2016.

Assistant United States Attorneys Tonya Sulia Goodman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). 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. United States Attorney Brady commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Jenkins Everett.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 17, 2018