Leader of PA to WV heroin trafficking network convicted in federal court

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 A Pittsburgh man was convicted of heroin trafficking in federal court on Monday.

Christopher T. Gyorko, 31, of Pittsburgh, is alleged to have orchestrated and managed a drug trafficking operation in which heroin was transported across state lines from Pittsburgh into Ohio and Marshall Counties, as-well-as locations in Ohio, for redistribution and sale.

Gyrko was among six individuals charged in an 18-count federal indictment in June 2015. One additional defendant was charged in federal court by criminal Information. Six additional defendants were charged in state court.

Gyorko pled guilty on Monday to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Heroin.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000

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