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

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Texas Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Transporting Heroin to Clairton for Distribution

PITTSBURGH, PA. - A resident of Texas has been sentenced in federal court to 96 months’ imprisonment, followed by five years’ supervised release on his conviction of conspiring to distribute narcotics, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Cameron Ranson, 43.

According to information presented to the court at the time he entered a guilty plea, Ranson, traveled from Texas to Clairton, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of distributing quantities of heroin to his codefendant, Skyler Carter, and others, and is responsible for the distribution of between 20 and 40 grams of heroin. Ranson is the 11th of 21 defendants charged in the conspiracy to be sentenced.

Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn Bloch 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 Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, the Allegheny County Police Department, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. 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.

Drug Trafficking
Updated September 18, 2018