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Aliquippa Felon Sentenced to 5 Years for Drug and Gun Law Violations

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

PITTSBURGH, PA -- A resident of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months in jail on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Dejuan Hill, age 30. 

According to information presented to the court, between 2018 and June of 2020, Hill regularly received cocaine from Cadee Akins Sr., which he distributed to users and other co-conspirators. During the investigation, law enforcement conducted three controlled purchases from Hill at his Aliquippa residence. A federal search warrant upon that same residence resulted in the seizure of a loaded handgun containing an extended magazine with 23 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition. Due to a prior felony drug trafficking conviction, the defendant is prohibited from the possession of firearms and ammunition.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Bissoon stated that the crimes which Hill committed are serious and are a blight upon the community.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan J. McKenna prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, and Beaver County Anti-Drug Task Force for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Hill.

Updated March 7, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses