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Erie Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Drug Sales

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2013

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 14 years in jail on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin imposed the sentence on Shantell Lamont Jones, 40.

According to information presented to the court, Jones distributed approximately 2 ounces of powder cocaine on February 17, 2012 and distributed approximately 1 ounce of powder cocaine on March 8, 2012.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge McLaughlin determined that Jones was a career offender and commented on Jones' long criminal history which included crimes with firearms and drugs.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the EAGLE task force, which is comprised of members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Erie Police Department, and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Jones.

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