Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Mid-Level Role in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy
PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 77 months’ imprisonment and four years’ supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws in connection with a large-scale investigation conducted by the Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.
United States District Judge William S. Stickman, IV, imposed the sentence on Brandon Green, age 37, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
According to information presented to the court, from January 2018 through June 2019, Green participated in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Pittsburgh area. Green was intercepted on a court-authorized wiretap arranging purchases and discussing prior dealings of heroin/fentanyl. He and his codefendants were also the subject of physical surveillance while engaging in drug-trafficking activity. Green took responsibility for distributing 100 grams or more of heroin and 40 grams or more of fentanyl.
Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Stickman noted Green’s mid-level role in the charged conspiracy and his extensive criminal history, which included numerous felony convictions for drug trafficking and fleeing apprehension by law enforcement. The court further recognized Green’s long-standing drug use and recommended that he receive necessary drug treatment while serving his sentence.
Assistant United States Attorneys Carolyn J. Bloch and Brendan J. McKenna prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the multi-agency investigation of this case, which also included the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Allegheny County Adult Probation, Allegheny County Police Department, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office Bureau of Narcotics, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and the Wilkinsburg Police Department. Other assisting agencies include the Green Tree Police Department, New York City Police Department, Mount Oliver Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Yonkers Police Department, United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, and the United States Postal Inspection Service.
This prosecution is a result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles high-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten communities throughout the United States. OCDETF uses a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal