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Erie Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Drug Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2012

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating federal drugs laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Ollie Dion Pullium, 32, pleaded guilty to two counts before Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill, Jr.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on January 10, 2012, Pullium conspired with another individual to distribute two ounces of cocaine.

Judge Cohill scheduled sentencing for March 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of forty years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The EAGLE task force, which is comprised of members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Erie Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Pullium.

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