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

Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Man to Five Years in Prison for Participating in Heroin Distribution Ring

PITTSBURGH—A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months in prison for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 100 grams or more of heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Samuel Brooks, 28, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, from in and around June, 2013, and continuing thereafter to in and around May, 2014, the Brooks conspired with others to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 100 grams or more 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 Brooks.

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