Duquesne Man Sentenced to More than 5 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Law Offenses

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PITTSBURGH – A resident of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 66 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release on his conviction for narcotics trafficking and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Marquis Brown, age 33.

According to previous information presented to the court, in October 2017, Brown possessed with intent to distribute quantities of heroin and fentanyl analogues. He also possessed a .40 caliber Taurus pistol in furtherance of his drug-trafficking.

Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey R. Bengel prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Kaufman commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Western District of Pennsylvania Opioid Task Force for the investigation of this case. This Task Force is comprised of FBI Special Agents and state and local Task Force Officers, including officers from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Allegheny County Sherriff’s Department, Allegheny County Police, Port Authority Police, Munhall Police Department, West Mifflin Police Department, and Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.


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