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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 13, 2017

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Prison for Violating Federal Drug and Gun Laws

PITTSBURGH – Eric Wormsley was sentenced to 93 months in prison for heroin trafficking and firearms crimes, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

Wormsley, age 38 of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was also sentenced to serve six years of supervised release following his prison term. He was convicted of possession of over 50 grams of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of a loaded and stolen .45 caliber pistol in furtherance of that drug trafficking crime on Feb. 6, 2015. On that date, probation officers found Wormsley’s loaded pistol and his heroin stored in his young children’s bedroom within feet of where the children slept. Wormsley was on probation at the time following a prior conviction for simple assault of a police officer. He was previously convicted in federal and state court of committing heroin trafficking and firearms crimes in several cases over the last 20 years.

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

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Allegheny County Probation Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation leading to the convictions in this case. 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.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated January 13, 2017