U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania
February 25, 2015

Duquesne Teen Involved in Heroin Trafficking Scheme Gets 57-Month Prison Sentence

PITTSBURGH—An Allegheny County resident has been sentenced in federal court to 57 months in jail for a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, and a charge of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of less than 100 grams of heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Rahde Williamson, 19, formerly of Duquesne, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, from in and around January of 2014, and continuing thereafter to in and around April of 2014, Williamson conspired with others to possess with intent to distribute and distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and Williamson possessed with intent to distribute less than 100 grams of heroin.

Assistant United States Attorneys Amy L. Johnston and Cindy K. Chung prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI Greater Pittsburgh Safe Street Task Force, Wilkinsburg Police Department, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Munhall Police Department, Duquesne Police Department, Monroeville Police Department, Allegheny County Police Department, West Mifflin Police Department, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Williamson.

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