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Judge Sentences New Yorker to 10 Years in Prison for Cocaine Possession

January 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Yonkers, New York, has been sentenced in federal court to 10 years in prison on his conviction of possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams of cocaine, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Mark Hornak imposed the sentence yesterday on Darrell Rhett, 52 of Yonkers.

According to information presented to the court, Rhett, who was on federal supervised release for his participation in a large heroin distribution conspiracy at the time of his offense, possessed approximately 600 grams of cocaine, which was discovered in a traffic stop on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in October, 2012. This cocaine was destined for Pittsburgh. The court further learned that prior to this traffic stop, Rhett had brought large quantities of heroin to the Pittsburgh area for purposes of distribution.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Troopers for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Rhett.

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