Federal Court Sentences Pennsylvania Man to 11 Years in Prison

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PITTSBURGH, PA — Terrence Dougherty, aged 30 and residing in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, has been convicted of violating federal narcotics laws following a nine-month Title III wiretap investigation into drug trafficking in nearby Jefferson, Clearfield, and Allegheny counties. He was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, by United States District Judge Christy Criswell Wiegand on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023, announced Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti.

According to information presented to the court, Dougherty ordered at least sixty pounds of methamphetamine from George Charlan, a methamphetamine supplier residing on the West Coast, and approximately 4.5 kilograms of pure methamphetamine was interdicted while en route to the defendant. A search warrant was executed at the defendant’s residence, and investigators seized approximately half of a pound of methamphetamine, 17 kilograms of marijuana, $18,840 in United States currency, and a loaded firearm.

Assistant United States Attorneys Jonathan D. Lusty and Michael R. Ball prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration led the multi-agency investigation of this case, which also included the Homeland Security Investigations, United States Postal Service – Office of Inspector General, United States Postal Inspection Service, Internal Revenue Services, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Allegheny County Police, and Pennsylvania State Police. Also assisting were the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Clearfield County District Attorney’s Office, and the Clarion Borough Police Department.

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