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U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Scott W. Brady
, United States Attorney

Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Felon to 19 Years in Prison for Committing Drug Trafficking and Gun Crimes

PITTSBURGH - Kevin Livsey was sentenced to 19 years and two months (230 months) in federal prison for committing fentanyl and heroin trafficking and firearm crimes while on federal supervised release for heroin trafficking crimes, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
 
Livsey, age 32, of Pittsburgh, was sentenced by United States Circuit Judge D. Michael Fisher. Livsey was ordered to serve six years of supervised release following his prison sentence.
 
Livsey was convicted of (1) possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, carfentanil, and heroin on May 9, 2018; (2) possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime also on May 9, 2018; and (3) distribution of fentanyl and heroin on April 11, 2018. Livsey was on federal supervised release in 2018 following a prison sentence for prior federal convictions for distributing heroin. Livsey was also previously convicted of heroin trafficking in 2010 in Pennsylvania state court.
 
Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.
 
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation leading to the convictions and sentence in this case.
 
This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.
 
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