Pittsburgh man gets 18 months in federal prison for selling drugs | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh man gets 18 months in federal prison for selling drugs

Chuck Biedka

A Pittsburgh man was sentenced Thursday in federal court to serve 33 months in prison for selling drugs and violating terms of his earlier release.

According to a federal court press release, Senior U.S. District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose imposed an 18-month sentence on Tory Bryant, 32, for selling drugs and an added 15 months for violating terms of an earlier release.

Prosecutors said that in March, 2018, Bryant possessed quantities of heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine. The release did not specify how much of the drugs he had.

An undercover officer arranged to buy narcotics from Bryant, and when officers attempted to arrest Bryant at the transaction scene, Bryant fled.

The officers recovered the narcotics that Bryant intended to sell to the undercover officers on the path of Bryant’s flight, prosecutors said.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted the case.

The FBI and Wilkinsburg Police Department investigated.

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

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com 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.