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California Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Distributing Meth

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

PITTSBURGH, PA. - A California resident has been sentenced in federal court to five years (60 months) in prison followed by four years of supervised release on his conviction of distributing methamphetamine in violation of federal drug trafficking laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose imposed the sentence on Richard Sperry, 54, of Newberry Springs, California

According to information presented to the court, Sperry distributed 5 grams or more of methamphetamine on two occasions - February 4-7, 2017, and April 7-10, 2017.

Assistant United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, and the United States Postal Inspection Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Sperry.


Updated March 21, 2019

Drug Trafficking