News and Press Releases

Beaver Falls Man Sentenced to Prison for Violating Federal Narcotics Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Beaver Falls, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 70 months imprisonment followed by five years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Alan N. Bloch imposed the sentence on Carlos Cleckley, 36.

According to information presented to the court, from on or about Dec. 4, 2009, and continuing until Sept. 29, 2011, in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere, Cleckley conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. Additionally, on or about July 29, 2010, Cleckley distributed and possessed with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, in the form commonly known as crack.

Assistant United States Attorneys Katherine A. King and Troy Rivetti prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the federally administered Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) comprised of members drawn from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation Division, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, and the Beaver Falls Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Cleckley.

Return to Top

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
Justice 101
What Makes Schools Safer? Using science to discover what works. Federal funding available. Visit NIJ.gov, keywords: 'comprehensive school safety intiative'
Text PGHOD to Tip411 (847411)
Strategy

Law enforcement agencies and community partners help us reduce crime.

Victim Witness Assistance

Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.

Stop Fraud

Protect yourself from fraud, and report suspected cases of financial fraud to local law enforcement.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.