Pittsburgh-area Man, Chadlin Leavy Sentenced for Supplying SCO Gang with Drugs
PITTSBURGH, PA (STL.News) A resident of suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to five years’ imprisonment and eight years’ supervised release on his conviction of narcotics trafficking, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced.
Senior United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Chadlin Leavy, 32.
According to information presented to the Court, the Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force conducted a long-term investigation of drug trafficking occurring in and around the Braddock borough of Pittsburgh and identified several members and associates of a neighborhood-based street gang, self-titled “SCO” that were responsible for distributing controlled substances in Western Pennsylvania, including a defendant charged in a related case, Howard McFadden.
In January of 2019, investigators obtained authorization to conduct a federal wire investigation, which continued through May of 2019. Through the course of this investigation, the Court was informed that Leavy was identified as one of McFadden’s heroin and cocaine sources of supply. In April of 2019, law enforcement began intercepting communications over one of Leavy’s cell phones, which revealed that Leavy was conspiring with others, including co-defendants Marvin Porter, Larry Dandridge, Damien Franklin and Jared Eck, to possess with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine and marijuana in the Western District of Pennsylvania.