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Monaca Crack Dealer Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

September 3, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Monaca, Penn., has been sentenced in federal court to 20 years in prison on his conviction of violating the federal drug laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Lafayette Moreland, 38.

According to information presented to the court, from December 2005 until October 2007, in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Moreland conspired with others to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams but less than 1.5 kilograms of crack cocaine.

Assistant United States Attorney Troy Rivetti prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Pennsylvania State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Center Township Police Department, the Borough of Ambridge Police Department, and the Harmony Township Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Moreland.

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