Pittsburgh man gets 13-month prison sentence for selling heroin, fentanyl

August 3, 2018

A Pittsburgh man was ordered to serve 13 months in federal prison for selling heroin and a type of fentanyl while he was on probation for another case.

At the time of his latest arrest, Shawn Atkins, 24, was on probation for selling heroin, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said Monday.

Chief U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti sentenced Atkins, who must also serve three years of supervised release following his sentence.

Atkins was found with more than six bricks of heroin and the fentanyl June 9, 2017. Before that, he was on supervised release after serving 18 months for a heroin sales conviction in 2016, prosecutors said.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case.

The Munhall Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the conviction and sentence in this case.

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