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Judge Sentences Two Aliquippa Drug Dealers To Lengthy Prison Terms

August 19, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ Billy Deniel Dawkins, a/k/a Billy Sr., a/k/a Big Billy, a/k/a Doc, and Antonyo Devon Anderson, a/k/a Pooni, both residents of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, have been sentenced in federal court on their convictions of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today. Dawkins was sentenced to 262 months in prison followed by 5 years supervised release.  Anderson was sentenced to 150 months in prison followed by 10 years supervised release.

Senior United States District Judge Alan N. Bloch imposed the sentences on Dawkins, 45, and Anderson, 26.

According to information presented to the court, from in or around 2003 and continuing thereafter to on or about Dec. 3, 2008, Dawkins and Anderson conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of crack cocaine. Dawkins acknowledged his responsibility for conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 10 kilograms of cocaine and two kilograms of crack cocaine.  Anderson acknowledged his responsibility for conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms of cocaine and 221 grams of crack cocaine.

Dawkins, Anderson, and 11 co‑conspirators were indicted in December of 2008 and charged in a 35‑count with violating federal narcotics laws.

Assistant United States Attorney Charles A. Eberle prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the federally administered Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) comprised of members drawn from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Beaver County District Attorney's Office Anti‑Drug Task Force, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Internal Revenue Service ‑ Criminal Investigation Division, the Aliquippa Police Department, the Hopewell Police Department, and the New Brighton Police Department for the investigation that led to the prosecutions of Billy Deniel Dawkins and Antonyo Devon Anderson.  The OCDETF investigation was code named "Operation Enough is Enough."

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