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

Monday, June 8, 2015

Carrick Cocaine Dealer Sentenced To 70 Months In Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh resident has been sentenced in federal court to 70 months’ incarceration, followed by five years of supervised release, on his conviction of violating of the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Antwon Lamar Richards, 29.

According to information presented to the court, from October 2013 to April 2014, in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere, Richards conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute over two kilograms of cocaine. In addition, on Oct. 22, 2014, Richards possessed with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine.

Assistant United States Attorney Troy Rivetti prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force, Wilkinsburg Police Department, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Munhall Police Department, Duquesne Police Department, Monroeville Police Department, Allegheny County Police Department, West Mifflin Police Department, Bellevue Police Department, and the Pittsburgh Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Richards.

Updated July 14, 2015