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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 8, 2013

Convicted Drug Dealer Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Violating Supervised Release

PHILADELPHIA - Edward Montgomery, also known as “One-Eye Eddie,” 35, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today by the Honorable Gene E.K. Pratter to 21 months in prison followed by 39 months of supervised release for violating the terms of a previously imposed term of supervised release.

On July 20, 2009, Montgomery was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release by the Honorable Christopher C. Connor of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania for trafficking crack cocaine in Lewiston, Pennsylvania. Montgomery was released from federal prison on August 3, 2012.

On August 25, 2012, only three weeks after being released from prison, Montgomery fired into a group of young men sitting on the steps of a vacant house in the 1200 block of North Hollywood Street. Montgomery hit two people in what was apparently a drug-related shooting. One of the victims had a drug trafficking case pending in state court. In addition to being charged by the state for this offense, Montgomery’s federal probation officer filed a notice that this conduct violated the terms of Montgomery’s supervised release.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Philadelphia Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. Livermore.

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