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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Utah Man Charged In Marijuana Trafficking Scheme

PITTSBURGH - A Utah resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The two-count indictment, returned yesterday, named Ken Barton Burrow, 53, currently incarcerated in the Lawrence County Jail, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Burrows conspired with others to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 80 years in prison, a fine of $10,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Homeland Security Investigations, Customs and Border Protections Air and Marine, along with the Union and Mahoning Township Police Departments, and the Pennsylvania State Police, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015