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Judge Sentences Aliquippa Drug Dealer To 30 Years In Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Aliquippa, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 30 years in prison followed by10 years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Alan N. Bloch imposed the sentence on Anthony A. Dorsett, 34.

According to information presented to the court, from in or around 2003 and continuing thereafter to on or about December 3, 2008, in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere, Dorsett and others conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, and 50 grams or more of crack cocaine. Specifically, Dorsett was responsible for distributing and possessing with the intent to distribute 60 kilograms of cocaine and 10 kilograms of crack cocaine.  In December 2008, Dorsett and 12 co‑conspirators were charged in a 35‑count indictment with violating federal narcotics laws.

Assistant United States Attorney Charles A. Eberle prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

A federally administered Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) comprised of members drawn from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Beaver County District Attorney's Office Anti‑Drug Task Force, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Internal Revenue Service ‑ Criminal Investigation Division, the Aliquippa Police Department, the Hopewell Police Department, and the New Brighton Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Anthony Dorsett.  The OCDETF investigation was code named "Operation Enough is Enough."

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