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Donora Drug Dealer Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Donora, Penn., has been sentenced in federal court to 100 months in prison followed by five years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Maurice Kenneth Frezzell, 27.

According to information presented to the court, on April 25, 2007, Frezzell distributed more than five grams of crack cocaine.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Cercone stated that Frezzell has a long history of criminal activity and not taking the sentences from those crimes seriously, as well as a number of failure to appears, and total lack of respect for authority.

Assistant United States Attorney Michael L. Ivory prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the federally administered Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force comprised of members drawn from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service‑Criminal Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, officers from the Donora, Monessen, and Charleroi Police Departments, and the Fayette County District Attorney's Office Drug Enforcement Task Force for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Frezzell.

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