ShareThis Page

Upper St. Clair man sentenced to 21 years and 10 months for cocaine trafficking

| Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A federal judge sentenced an Upper St. Clair man on Tuesday to 21 years and 10 months in prison for cocaine trafficking.

David Curran, 29, pleaded guilty in August to one count of drug conspiracy and three counts of distributing cocaine. Curran was one of the leaders of a drug ring that bought cocaine from a Bosnian group operating in Columbus, Indianapolis and Chicago and distributed at least 15 kilograms of cocaine between March and October 2009, prosecutors say.

U.S. District Judge Terrence McVerry sentenced Curran to 10 years of probation and ordered him to pay $1,080,000, representing the gross proceeds he made from selling the 15 kilograms. The judge ordered the forfeiture of Curran's Upper St. Clair home, his 2003 Land Rover and about $16,000 that state police seized.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.