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Beaver Falls Man Sentenced to Prison for Violating Federal Narcotics Laws

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.

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