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Ambridge Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Distribute Crack Cocaine

January 5, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Ambridge, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to five years in prison, to be followed by seven years of supervised release, on his conviction of violating the federal drug laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Cercone imposed the sentence on Rodricus M. Griffie, a/k/a Ricas, 35.

According to information presented to the court, from December 2005 until October 2007, in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Griffie conspired with others to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more 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 Griffie.

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