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Dormont Man Charged With Drug Law Violation

June 16, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, June 16, 2010, that on Sean Lach of Dormont, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal drug laws.

The three‑count indictment, returned on June 15, 2010, named Lach, age 38, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on each of February 18, March 18, and May 19, 2009, Lach possessed with the intent to distribute and/or distributed less than 500 grams of cocaine.

Assistant United States Attorney Barbara K. Swartz, who presented the case to the grand jury, indicated that the law provides for a maximum total sentence of 60 years in prison, a fine of $3,000,000, 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.

The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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