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Aliquippa Cocaine Dealer Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Aliquippa, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 14 years in prison on his conviction of violating federal drug and money laundering laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose imposed the sentence on Jasper Eric Clancy, 41.

According to information presented to the court, between 2006 and 2007, Clancy received more than 20 shipments of cocaine, hidden in large, factory‑sealed cans. Each shipment contained approximately seven kilograms of cocaine, and was shipped to Pittsburgh from California by Clancy's cousin, Anthony Darwin. Approximately 150 kilograms of cocaine were sent to Clancy, who hired and paid others in the Pittsburgh area to receive the shipments at their homes. Millions of dollars in drug proceeds were sent from Clancy to Darwin, to pay for the drugs.

Agents in Pittsburgh seized more than seven kilograms of cocaine, and intercepted nearly $400,000 in cash.  A search warrant executed at Clancy's home inAliquippa in2008 recovered more than $289,000 in cash, and jewelry appraised at $88,000, hidden in a safe located underneath a dog house that sheltered aggressive guard dogs.  The cash and jewelry seizures totaled in excess of three quarters of a million dollars, and has been forfeited to the government.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory J. Nescott prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service ‑ Criminal Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Clancy.

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