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PITTSBURGH – A former resident of McKeesport, has been sentenced in federal court to 9 years imprisonment to be followed by five years of supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Senior United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on J’Vhante Hampton, age 27. 

According to information presented to the court, between October 2016 and March 2017, Hampton participated in a conspiracy to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, and on March 21, 2017, he possessed three firearms and 74 rounds of ammunition after have been convicted of the felony offenses of Aggravated Assault (three counts), Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault, and Carrying a Firearm without a License.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Brady commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Allegheny County Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Hampton.

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