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Sharon Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Crack Cocaine

July 19, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, July 19, 2010, that Dexter McKelvin, a resident of Sharon, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal drug laws.

McKelvin, age 27, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Alan N. Bloch.

In connection with the guilty plea, Assistant United States Attorney Barbara K. Swartz advised the court that on June 30, 2009, McKelvin possessed with intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine.

Judge Bloch scheduled sentencing for November 18, 2010, at 11:30 a.m.  The law provides for a term of imprisonment of not less than five years to a maximum sentence of 40 years, a fine of $2,000,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court ordered that McKelvin remain detained without bond.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Sharon Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Dexter McKelvin.

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