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Pittsburgh man gets more than 8 years in prison for gun, drug violations

Chuck Biedka

A federal judge sentenced a Pittsburgh man to prison for gun and drug violations.

Lamont Willis, 47, was sentenced to eight years and five months in prison followed by six years of supervised release.

The sentenced was handed down by U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon.

Court records show Willis pleaded guilty. The government dismissed one of three charges against him in exchange for his plea.

He received a longer sentence because he previously was convicted of a felony.

Pittsburgh police searched Willis’ residence on March 8, 2017, and found cocaine, crack cocaine, cutting agents, drug trafficking paraphernalia, four firearms, and ammunition, prosecutors said.

Willis was arrested the next day and later was indicted for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

In March of this year, Willis pleaded guilty to the drug trafficking charge and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of the drug trafficking 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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