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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Buffalo Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Crack Cocaine

PITTSBURGH – A New York resident has been sentenced in federal court to 6 years’ imprisonment on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Rondell Evans, 23, of Buffalo, NY.

According to information presented to the Court, in 2015, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and other agencies joined forces in a long-term wiretap investigation of drug trafficking in New Castle, Pa. The investigation revealed that Rondell Evans conspired with others to possess with intent to distribute and distribute crack cocaine which was transported from Buffalo to the New Castle area for further distribution.

Assistant United States Attorneys Jonathan B. Ortiz and Tonya Sulia Goodman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the New Castle Police Department, and the Lawrence County Drug Task Force for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Evans.

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Updated August 25, 2016