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Erie Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Sell Crack Cocaine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2013

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months in federal prison on his conviction of violating federal drug distribution laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on James Reginold Mitchell, 33.

According to information presented to the court, on April 15, 2011, Mitchell conspired with another individual in Erie, Pennsylvania to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than an ounce of crack cocaine in exchange for $1850.00.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the FBI's Erie Area Gang Law Enforcement (EAGLE) task force, which is comprised of members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, and the Erie Police Department, for the investigation leading to the conviction of Mitchell.

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