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Wilkinsburg Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison on Drug Trafficking Conviction

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to eight years in prison on his conviction of narcotics trafficking, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Howard Palmer, age 35, of Wilkinsburg, PA.

According to information presented to the court, on February 9, 2023, federal search warrants were executed on two apartments on Princeton Boulevard in Wilkinsburg, PA. During the execution of those warrants, two kilograms of cocaine, two firearms, quantities of fentanyl and other drugs, drug packaging material, and other items were recovered from the two apartments. Palmer admitted that the firearms and narcotics belonged to him.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Conti indicated that the sentence was appropriate taking into consideration the large quantity of drugs possessed by the defendant as well as the presence of firearms and ammunition.

Assistant United States Attorney Douglas C. Maloney prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Palmer.

Updated January 5, 2024

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