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Elderly California Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine

February 7, 2014

PITTSBURGH - A California man has been sentenced in federal court to time served (2 ½ months imprisonment), 12 months home detention, and five years of supervised release, on his conviction of violating the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Dominick Spickle, 80, of Sacramento, Calif.

According to information presented to the court, Spickle was involved in a conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Spickle.

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