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Sharon Man Facing Drug Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Sharon, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating the federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The four-count indictment, returned on June 28, named Tylon Ramon Cousin, 25, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, on Jan. 23, 2009, Cousin distributed and possessed with intent to distribute a quantity of crack cocaine, and on March 11, 2009, he possessed with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine, possessed with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana, and possessed a firearm in furtherance of these drug-trafficking crimes.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 10 years and up to life in prison, a fine of $4,250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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

The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and Drug Control, Mercer County Drug Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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