Pittsburgh: Ronika Somerville Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

Pittsburgh: Ronika Somerville Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

Pittsburgh Woman, Ronika Somerville Sentenced for Role in Drug Trafficking Activity of South Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (STL.News) A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 2 years’ probation on her conviction of narcotics trafficking in connection with a large-scale investigation conducted by the Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge William S. Stickman, IV, imposed the sentence on Ronika Somerville, age 24, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, Somerville pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl before United States District Judge William S. Stickman IV. The defendant acknowledged her responsibility for the distribution of 6 grams of a mixture of heroin and fentanyl. Ms. Somerville was one of 40 defendants charged in the case.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that in 2017, the Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force, led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, initiated an investigation primarily targeting the Darccide/Smash 44, or DS44, neighborhood gang, and drug-trafficking activity in and around the South Side area of Pittsburgh. 

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