Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Drug and Gun Violations

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PITTSBURGH, PA — A resident of the Beechview neighborhood of Pittsburgh was sentenced to 67 months and a term of three years of supervised release by United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Nora Barry Fischer on April 11, 2023, announced Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti.

Prior to imposing this sentence, Stephen Morgan, age 28, pleaded guilty to a two-count Information related to trafficking narcotics and felony possession of a firearm in December 2022. Morgan’s conviction and sentence stemmed from an incident on or about Jan. 12, 2019, where Morgan possessed with intent to distribute heroin and acetyl fentanyl, Schedule I controlled substances, and cocaine base and fentanyl, Schedule II controlled substances.

When imposing this sentence, Judge Fischer expressed her concern regarding the seriousness of trafficking offenses and the fatalities that controlled substances, including fentanyl, cause in this district.

Assistant United States Attorney Nicole A. Stockey prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

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