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Judge Sentences Farrell Crack Dealer to Prison

September 18, 2012

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Farrell, Pa., was sentenced on September 14, 2012, in federal court, in Pittsburgh to 71 months imprisonment on his conviction of violating the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster imposed the sentence on Michael Vincent Talbert, 32.

According to information presented to the court, on July 26, 2007, Talbert distributed and possessed with intent to distribute five grams or more crack cocaine; and on Nov. 20, 2007, Dec. 13, 2007, Oct. 22, 2008, and Dec. 22, 2008, Talbert distributed and possessed with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and Drug Control, Pennsylvania State Police, Mercer County Drug Task Force, Southwest Regional Police and Sharon Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Michael Vincent Talbert.

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