Another Pittsburgh GBK gang member sentenced on drug distribution charges |

Another Pittsburgh GBK gang member sentenced on drug distribution charges

Patrick Varine

A Pittsburgh-area gang member was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison on drug distribution charges, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said on Tuesday.

Brett Rodgers, 33, of Pittsburgh, was sentenced to 16 years and eight months after pleading guilty in March to one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

According to information presented in court, in 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration initiated a wiretap investigation, primarily targeting the Greenway Boy Killas (GBK) street gang and drug trafficking in and around an area known as the Greenway Projects, located in the Pittsburgh’s West End neighborhood.

Through the investigation, Rodgers was accused of distributing crack cocaine between November 2017 and June 2018. He is at least the ninth person to plead guilty in the broader drug ring case following the 2018 indictments.

“Brett Rodgers is one of 28 members and associates of the violent GBK street gang charged last June with drug trafficking. Gangs like GBK terrorize their communities and force law-abiding citizens to live in fear,” Brady said. “The people of the West End are safer today than they were last year, while Rodgers will have the next decade-and-a-half to reflect on his illegal conduct.”

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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