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Pittsburgh man gets 15 years in federal prison on drug, gun charges

Chuck Biedka

A Pittsburgh man has been sentenced to serve 15 years in federal prison for drug and firearms offenses, according to U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady.

Prosecutors told the court that on March 30, 2016, Pittsburgh narcotics detectives and SWAT operators and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents searched Denver Sangster’s home on Orin Street.

Authorities said they found significant amounts of marijuana, cocaine and crack cocaine in different areas of Sangster’s home, along with two pistols, a revolver and a tactical rifle, all of which were loaded.

After a three-day trial in May, a jury convicted Sangster of possession with the intent to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine and quantities of cocaine and marijuana, according to Brady. The jury also convicted Sangster of possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, Brady said.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge David S. Cercone sentenced Sangster to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking and five years for the firearms crime.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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