Pittsburgh man gets 7 years in prison for having heroin, fentanyl

October 3, 2018

A Pittsburgh man will spend seven years in prison on charges of having heroin and fentanyl.

U.S. Judge Mark Hornak imposed the sentence on Eric Clancy, 30, on Tuesday.

Prosecutors said that, on May 13, 2015, Mt. Oliver police stopped Clancy in a car for traffic violations.

About 21 bricks of heroin were found in his car. The Allegheny County Forensic Lab confirmed the substance was a mixture of heroin and fentanyl. Clancy also was in possession of a large amount of money.

Then, on Aug. 25, 2016, prosecutors said, county probation officers went to Clancy’s registered address in Pittsburgh to arrest him for violating conditions of his home detention. Officers encountered Clancy outside the house and took him into custody.

Officers then went inside the house to retrieve the monitoring software for Clancy’s electronic monitoring device while on pretrial release. Officers recovered a handgun near a couch and a Crown Royal bag full of bricks of heroin. The forensic lab confirmed that the substances seized were heroin.

Clancy had a prior federal firearms conviction and is prohibited from possessing a weapon. He also has prior state convictions for possessing a weapon and crack cocaine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Lanni prosecuted the case.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and Mt. Oliver police conducted the investigation leading to Clancy’s indictment.

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