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Aliquippa Man Sentenced For Possessing Cocaine, a Firearm and Ammunition

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

PITTSBURGH - A former resident of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 63 months’ imprisonment, followed by six years of supervised release on his conviction of narcotics trafficking and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Antoine Cummings, age 37.

According to previous information presented to the court, in September 2019, the Beaver County Drug Task Force and Aliquippa Police Department searched an apartment in which Cummings was living. During the search, law enforcement officers found and seized around 51 grams of powder cocaine, a loaded Smith and Wesson 40 caliber pistol, ammunition, and over $5,800, all possessed by Cummings. Because Cummings had prior felony convictions, including one for drug trafficking, he was a person not to possess a firearm and ammunition.

Assistant United States Attorney Brian M. Czarnecki prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Kaufman commended the Beaver County Drug Task Force which led the multi-agency investigation of this case. Other agencies involved in the investigation include the Beaver County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force and the Aliquippa Police Department.

Updated April 22, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses