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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 27, 2016

Washington County Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine and Heroin

PITTSBURGH – LeeVaughn Walls, formerly of Bulger, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 63 months in prison for conspiring to distribute at least 500 grams of cocaine and at least 100 grams of heroin in Western Pennsylvania, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Walls, age 37, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti. Judge Conti also sentenced Walls to serve four years of supervised release following his prison sentence. In support of the conviction and sentence of Walls, the Court was informed that Walls was involved in the distribution of kilogram quantities of cocaine and 10- to 50-brick quantities of heroin.

Assistant United States Attorneys Katherine A. King and Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

A task force led by the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation leading to the conviction in this case. The task force also included several other federal, state, and local agencies from multiple states, including the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the United States Marshals Service, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Allegheny County Police Department, the Penn Hills Police Department, the Monroeville Police Department, and the McKees Rocks Police Department. 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(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 29, 2016