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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Scott W. Brady
, United States Attorney

Wilmerding Felon Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Illegally Possessing Revolver and Fentanyl

PITTSBURGH -A former resident of Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to a total of 70 months imprisonment to be followed by six years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Michael Dillon Burrows, 32, formerly of Wilmerding, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, on September 8, 2016, Burrows possessed a Smith & Wesson 38 special, .38 caliber revolver. Burrows has previously been convicted of a felony and is prohibited from possessing a firearm. Also on September 8, 2016, Burrows possessed with the intent to distribute a quantity of fentanyl. Burrows was also found to have violated the terms of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen S. Gilson prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Adams Township Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Burrows.

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