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York Man Sentenced For Attempted Cocaine Distribution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on November 5, 2020, Olvin Manuel Ventura-Rivera, age 21, of York, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release by United States District Court Judge Jennifer P. Wilson for attempted distribution of cocaine.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Ventura-Rivera pled guilty to attempted possession with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride  on September 23, 2019, in York, Pennsylvania. 

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Pennsylvania State Police.  Assistant U.S. Attorney James T. Clancy prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.


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Updated November 10, 2020

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