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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Selling Cocaine Purchased from his Cousin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2014

PITTSBURGH - United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today that a Pittsburgh resident, Marcus Edge, 26, 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 Aug. 19, 2013, Edge was responsible for receiving and distributing cocaine which he purchased from his cousin, Darnell Edge, in whole kilogram amounts on a monthly basis. As a part of his plea he acknowledged his responsibility for conspiring to distribute up to five kilograms of cocaine.

Judge Maurice B. Cohill sentenced Marcus Edge to 48 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release.

Marcus 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 pled 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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