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Aliquippa Man Sentenced to 16+ Years in Prison for Federal Drug Law Violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2013

PITTSBURGH - A former Aliquippa resident was sentenced to serve 200 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for several violations of federal narcotics trafficking laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Edward Harris, 38, was sentenced by United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill. Harris was convicted of conspiring and attempting to possess with intent to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine in May 2012. Harris was also convicted of possessing with intent to distribute cocaine in January 2011 and in June 2010. Harris was on bond for the June 2010 and January 2011 crimes when he committed the May 2012 crimes.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Penn Hills Police Department for conducting the investigations that led to the convictions and sentence in this case.

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