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Sharon Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Drug, Gun Law Violations

September 18, 2012

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Sharon, Pa., was sentenced on September 14, 2012, in federal court, in Pittsburgh to 60 months imprisonment on his conviction of violating the federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster imposed the sentence on Tylon Ramon Cousin, 26.

According to information 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.

This case is being prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and Drug Control, Mercer County Drug Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Tylon Ramon Cousin.

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