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Farrell Man Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Crack Cocaine

November 5, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Farrell, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months in prison on his conviction of violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster imposed the sentence on Jamal Eli Harrison, 38.

According to information presented to the court, on March 26, 2007, in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Harrison possessed with the intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine. 

Assistant United States Attorney Amy L. Johnston prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Pennsylvania State Attorney General's Office, and the Mercer County Drug Task Force for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Harrison.

This case was prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime.

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