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Two Charged with Conspiring to Distribute Meth

December 5, 2012

PITTSBURGH - One California man and one Pennsylvania man have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The five-count indictment, returned on Nov. 28, and unsealed on Dec. 4, named Dominick Spickle, 78, of Sacramento, Calif., and Kevin Nicol, 57, of Harrison City, Pa.

According to the indictment, Spickle and Nicol were involved in a conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than five years and up to 40 years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000, 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 Stephen R. Kaufman is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pennsylvania State Police 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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