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Beaver Falls Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Violating Federal Drug and Gun Laws

March 25, 2014

PITTSBURGH – One resident of Beaver Falls, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 108 months in prison followed by five years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond imposed the sentence on Anitwon Maurice Peoples, 31.

According to information presented to the court, from on or about Dec. 4, 2009, and continuing thereafter to on or about Sept. 30, 2011, Peoples conspired with others to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Additionally, on or about Sept. 30, 2011, Peoples, being a convicted felon, illegally possessed a Taurus 9mm semi-automatic pistol. Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year to possess a firearm.

Assistant United States Attorneys Katherine A. King and Troy Rivetti prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the federally administered Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) comprised of members drawn from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation Division, and the Beaver Falls Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Peoples.

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