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Youngstown, Ohio Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Dealing Heroin and Violating the Release Conditions of a Previous Drug Conviction

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

PITTSBURGH, PA – An Ohio resident has been sentenced in federal court to four years (48 months) in prison and six years supervised release on his conviction of violating the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Frank Christian, 46, of Youngstown, Ohio.

According to information presented to the court, on or about February 22, 2016, in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Christian possessed with the intent to distribute and distributed heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance. Christian’s conduct also violated the conditions of his supervised release related to a previous federal drug trafficking conviction, and Judge Bissoon imposed an incremental 12-month term of imprisonment to run consecutively to the 48-month sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, Pennsylvania State Police, and the New Castle Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Christian.

Updated July 11, 2019

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