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Pittsburgh man faces decades in prison for heroin trafficking

| Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

A Pittsburgh man faces two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to heroin trafficking, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady announced Friday.

Brent Williams, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin before U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fisher.

According to prosecutors, Williams, between January and September of 2016, came to the attention of investigators during an authorized wiretap investigation being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Intercepted communications, prosecutors told the court, indicated Williams conspired to distribute heroin.

Williams is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 3, when he faces up to 20 years in prison, a $500,000 fine, or both.

Williams is currently incarcerated ahead of sentencing, according to prosecutors.

U.S. Attorney Tonya Sulia Goodman prosecuted the case.

Matthew Medsger is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Matthew at 724-226-4675, or via Twitter @matthew_medsger.

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