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Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Cocaine

July 28, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, July 28, 2010, that Raheem Scott, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws.

Scott, age 39, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.

In connection with the guilty plea, Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller advised the court that on or about September 8, 2008, Scott possessed with intent to distribute and distributed 249 grams of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Judge Schwab scheduled sentencing for December 17, 2010, at 9:30 a.m.  The law provides for a total sentence of up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000, 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 Scott to the custody of the United States Marshal.

The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Scott.

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