News and Press Releases

Jury Finds Indiana, Pa., Man Guilty Of Cocaine Trafficking Charge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, April 8, 2010, that after deliberating four hours, a jury of five men and seven women found Derrick Steven Clemons guilty of one count of violating federal narcotics laws.

Clemons, age 32, was tried before United States District Judge Arthur B. Schwab in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to Assistant United States Attorney Charles A. Eberle, who prosecuted the case, the evidence presented at trial established that Clemons possessed with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of crack on October 13, 2007, in Indiana Borough, Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Judge Schwab scheduled sentencing for September 24, 2010, at 9:30 a.m.  The law provides for a total sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based on the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

The Pennsylvania State Police, the Indiana Borough Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Safe Streets Task Force, and the Indiana County District Attorney's Drug Task Force conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Clemons.

Return to Top

 

 

 

 

 

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
Justice 101
Opioid Overdose Reduction Action Plan
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Western District of Pennsylvania

honors October 2014 as

National Domestic Violence
Awareness Month

If you or someone you know
has been a victim of domestic violence please contact the
National Domestic Violence
Hotline at:

1.800.799.SAFE(7233)
1.800.787.3224(TTY)

LEARN MORE

Text PGHOD to Tip411 (847411)
Victim Witness Assistance

Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.

Stop Fraud

Protect yourself from fraud, and report suspected cases of financial fraud to local law enforcement.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.