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Californian Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Large-Scale Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

June 7, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - On June 5, 2013, a California man was sentenced in federal court to 10 years incarceration on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Tywan Staples, 43, of Oakland, Calif.

According to information presented to the court, the Staples was part of a conspiracy that brought over 2000 kilograms of cocaine to Pittsburgh and other cities between 2000 and 2010.

Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Staples.

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