Pittsburgh Man Sentenced To 3 Years Probation For Role In Cocaine Trafficking Scheme
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pittsburgh was sentenced in federal court on Sept. 27, 2011, to three years probation on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on James Kostishack, 41.
According to information presented to the court, from January 2009 to December 15, 2009, Kostishack conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine.
Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.
U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police; the Pittsburgh Division of Weed and Seed; the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office; the Pennsylvania State Police; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the United States Marshals Service; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Kostishack.