DEA’s 2014 investigation into drug trafficking in New Kensington nets results

Local Man Sentenced for Role in New York City to Pittsburgh Heroin Conspiracy
PITTSBURGH – A resident of Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to a term of imprisonment of three years and 10 months, to be followed by three years of supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Senior United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Antonio Reynoso, age 39.

According to information presented to the court, starting in early 2014, the DEA began an investigation into drug trafficking in the New Kensington area. The investigation led to Title III wiretap interceptions over the phones of several individuals involved in a heroin trafficking conspiracy which spanned the greater Pittsburgh area. The defendant’s phone was tapped as a result of the investigation. Agents determined that the defendant worked with others to obtain heroin in New York City to distribute in the Pittsburgh area. The defendant admitted that he was responsible for conspiring to distribute over one kilogram of heroin from January to May 2015.

Assistant United States Attorney Shanicka L. Kennedy prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

A federally administered Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) comprised of members drawn from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department, the Baldwin Borough Police Department, the Duquesne Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, the Munhall Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Scott Township Police Department, and the West Homestead Police Department, along with assistance from the City of New Kensington Police Department and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.