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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Federal Prison for Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

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

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County resident has been sentenced in federal court to 108 months’ imprisonment on his conviction of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Ronnie McGill, age 35, of Pittsburgh, PA.

According to information presented to the court, from April through August 2016, McGill was intercepted over a DEA wiretap conspiring with others to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 100 to 400 grams of heroin.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Fischer stated that the sentence was sufficient but not greater than necessary to achieve the goals of sentencing.

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

Acting United States Attorney Song commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of McGill. 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.

Updated November 2, 2017

Drug Trafficking