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Two New Castle Men Facing Federal Drug Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Two residents of New Castle, Pa., have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotic laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The six-count indictment, returned on Jan. 8, named David Jonathan Stouffer, 36, and Robert Yakubik, 41. The case is assigned to Judge Mark Hornak.

According to the indictment, from in and around 2011, to in and around November 2012, in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere, Stouffer and Yakubik conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance. Additionally, the indictment charges that Yakubik possessed with intent to distribute and did distribute a quantity of oxycodone on or about the following dates in 2012: April 16 and 25, May 31, Aug. 30, and Sept. 5.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Eric S. Rosen is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Castle Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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