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Fayette County Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug Law Violations

July 15, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Connellsville, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 18 months imprisonment followed by eight years supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy and violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill imposed the sentence on William Joseph Colbert, 37.

According to information presented to the court, from Aug. 25, 2012, and continuing thereafter to Aug. 27, 2012, Colbert conspired with others to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance and distributed it on Aug. 27, 2012.

Assistant United States Attorney James T. Kitchen prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Colbert.

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