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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Violating Federal Drug and Gun Laws

June 20, 2013

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh man has been sentenced in federal court to 84 months imprisonment for his convictions of violating federal drug and firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Rayshaun Jones, 25, who is currently incarcerated.

According to information presented to the court, between Sept. 14, 2010, and Sept. 15, 2010, Jones conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana and to rob the Swap Meet, a business engaged in interstate commerce, as well as its owner, vendors, employees and customers of money, merchandise and marijuana. On Sept. 15, 2010, Jones and other co-defendants robbed the Swap Meet and as a result obtained among other things, $300-$400 and one kilogram of marijuana. During the robbery, Jones carried, used and possessed firearms.

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

This case is being prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pittsburgh Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Rayshaun Jones.

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