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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 8, 2022

California Cocaine Supplier Sentenced to Prison

PITTSBURGH – Michael Wright was sentenced to 12 months plus one day in prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today. 

Wright, age 45, of San Diego, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge Marilyn J. Horan.  Judge Horan sentenced Wright to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term.  Between January 2020 and January 2021, Wright was an interstate source of supply for cocaine for dealers in Northwest Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Farrell Police Department, the Mercer Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office conducted the investigation.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 8, 2022