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McKees Rocks Man Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Drug, Gun Law Violations

January 7, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of McKees Rock, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 37 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, on his conviction of violating federal drug and firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster imposed the sentence on Michael Law, 38.

According to information presented to the court, on Feb. 25, 2010, Law possessed with intent to distribute 4.6 grams of cocaine. Also, on Feb. 25, 2010, Law, a convicted felon, possessed a Hi-Point rifle. Since Law has previously been convicted of a felony offense, federal law prohibits him from possessing a firearm.

Assistant United States Attorney Barbara K. Swartz prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Michael Law.

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