Aliquippa man caught with drugs, stolen gun and $70K gets 10 years in federal prison |

Aliquippa man caught with drugs, stolen gun and $70K gets 10 years in federal prison

Chuck Biedka

A Beaver County man was sentenced in Pittsburgh federal district court to serve 10 years in prison for drug and gun crimes, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said Wednesday.

Senior U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti sentenced Landon Alexander Gatta, 24, formerly of Aliquippa, for the crimes of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and gun-related charges.

Prosecutors told the court that on Nov. 5, 2018, the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Unit served a search warrant at Gatta’s residence on McLean Street in Aliquippa. Inside the residence, investigators found about 50 grams of a fentanyl-heroin mixture, about $70,000 in cash and a stolen .40 caliber semiautomatic Glock pistol that was loaded.

Gatta was previously convicted in Allegheny County Court of possession with intent to distribute heroin.

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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