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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pittsburgh Man To Serve 5 Years In Federal Prison For Conspiring To Distribute Heroin

PITTSBURGH – Khalid Kareem, of Pittsburgh, Pa., was sentenced to 60 months in prison for conspiring to distribute over 100 grams of heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Kareem, 30, was sentenced in Pittsburgh by United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer. Judge Fischer directed the sentence to run consecutive to a state prison sentence that was imposed in 2012 for heroin trafficking. Judge Fischer also imposed a five-year term of supervised release to follow the federal prison sentence.

During 2011 and 2012, Kareem, also known as “S Money”, was on bond in a state court case for heroin trafficking. While on bond in the state case, Kareem supplied hundreds of grams of heroin to other heroin dealers in Western Pennsylvania on multiple occasions. Kareem would acquire the heroin from an out-of-state source of supply he was connected with. Kareem would also invest in the heroin re-supply ventures of a large-scale heroin trafficking organization with several members from or associated with Pittsburgh’s Larimer neighborhood.

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

The Drug Enforcement Administration in Pittsburgh and New York, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Allegheny County Police Department, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, the Wilkins Township Police Department, the East Pittsburgh Police Department, the New York Police Department, the Blair County District Attorney's Office, and the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office conducted the investigation leading to the conviction and sentence in this case.

Updated July 14, 2015