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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, was sentenced in federal court to three years’ probation on a charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Brent Williams, age 32.

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

Assistant United States Attorney 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 Brent Williams.

Updated March 26, 2019

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