Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Angelo Everett, Leader of Heroin Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -A resident of Penn Hills, PA, was sentenced in federal court to 120months’ imprisonment on a charge of conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Angelo Everett, age 36.

According to information presented to the court, Angelo Everett was the leader of a drug trafficking organization distributing in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood. Everett was indicted in connection with a DEA wiretap investigation. The intercepted wiretap communications revealed that Everett and others conspired to possess with intent to distribute and distribute between 700 grams and one kilogram of heroin between January and September 2016.

Assistant United States Attorney Tonya Sulia Goodman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF programsupplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises. United States Attorney Brady commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Angelo Everett.

SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on March 13, 2019.