Tuesday, September 18, 2012

North Side Man Sentenced to 12.5 Years in Prison for Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

PITTSBURGH—A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been sentenced in federal court for violating federal narcotics trafficking laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Richard Wagner, 28, was sentenced to serve 150 months in prison followed by eight years of supervised release by United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. From January 2010 to March 3, 2011, Wagner conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, the Ross Township Police Department, the Canonsburg Police Department, and the Allegheny County Police Department for the successful investigation leading to the conviction and sentence in this case.

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