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Beaver County Man Admits Selling Party Drugs at Pittsburgh-area Music Events

August 7, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Phillip Lacher, a resident of Beaver County, was convicted of conspiring to distribute a mixture of methamphetamine and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, sometimes referred to as “molly”, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Lacher, 26, pled guilty before United States District Judge David S. Cercone. Judge Cercone scheduled sentencing to occur on Dec. 18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.

In support of the guilty plea, the Court was informed that Lacher agreed with his supplier to distribute the mixture of methamphetamine and molly at various concerts or music festivals in the Pittsburgh area.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office led the multi-agency investigation of this case that also included the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Moon Township Police Department, the North Fayette Police Department, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Department, the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, the Pennsylvania State Police, the McKees Rocks Police Department, the Cranberry Township Police Department, the McKeesport Police Department, and the Wilkinsburg Police Department.

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