Drug and Firearm Conspiracy Results in 10 Year Sentence

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PITTSBURGH, PA — A suburban Pittsburgh resident has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months imprisonment and five years of supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearms and narcotics laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced.

United States District Judge Horan imposed the sentence Wednesday, August 3, 2022, on Maurice Miller, age 35, formerly of Churchill, PA.

According to information presented to the court, Miller participated in a conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, 280 grams or more of crack cocaine, 100 grams or more of acetyl fentanyl and valeryl fentanyl, and 400 grams or more of fentanyl. Miller also possessed with intent to distribute 10 grams or more of acetyl fentanyl and possessed firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon. The possession of firearms and/or ammunition as a convicted felon is prohibited under federal law. Miller was prosecuted following an investigation into a drug trafficking organization referred to as Hustlas Don’t Sleep that involved the distribution of a variety of types of illegal narcotics.

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

United States Attorney Chung commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Monroeville Police Department, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, the Allegheny County Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Miller.

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