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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Selling Kilo Quantities of Cocaine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2014

PITTSBURGH - United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today that a Pittsburgh resident, Darnell Edge, 38, was sentenced today in connection with his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.

According to the evidence presented to the court at the time Edge entered a guilty plea on Sept. 10, 2012, Edge was responsible for receiving multi-kilo loads of cocaine on a monthly basis, which he in turn sold to a regular group of customers in whole kilogram amounts. He acknowledged his responsibility for conspiring to distribute up to 150 kilograms of cocaine.

Judge Maurice B. Cohill sentenced Edge to 96 months in federal prison followed by 10 years of supervised release. Judge Cohill also ordered the forfeiture of more than $400,000 in cash, two handguns, a 2008 Infiniti M45 and a 2010 GMC Yukon.

Darnell Edge was one of 14 defendants charged in connection with a cocaine distribution group that was operating out of the eastern suburbs of Allegheny County. All 14 defendants have pleaded guilty.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, assisted by state and local law enforcement agencies, conducted the investigation which led to the indictment in this case.

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