Penn Hills man sentenced to 15 years in prison for role in drug distribution network
A Penn Hills man has been sentenced in federal court to 15 years in prison for his role in a drug distribution network.
Angelo Massie, 41, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer in Pittsburgh.
Authorities said Massie conspired with others to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin from November 2015 through September 2016.
Massie also must serve 10 years of supervised release following his prison sentence.
The drug investigation used wiretaps and other techniques to discover several interrelated drug distribution networks reaching Western Pennsylvania, parts of Ohio, Michigan and the Virgin Islands.
Authorities said an FBI task force began work in early 2015 on a drug trafficking organization operating on Pittsburgh’s North Side. It was
able to track drug suppliers beyond the borders of their own district and across the Caribbean Sea.
The Allegheny County District Attorney Narcotics Enforcement Team, as well as the state Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations contributed to the investigation that resulted in Massie’s sentence.
This case grew out of a federally administered task force investigation that resulted in several federal indictments in August 2016.
Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .