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Cleveland Drug Trafficker with Lengthy Criminal History Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Further Drug Crimes

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Cleveland, Ohio, has been sentenced to 108 months in federal prison on his conviction of conspiring to traffic fentanyl and heroin, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Albert Cummings, 44. Judge Bissoon also ordered Cummings to serve five years of supervised release following his prison term.

According to information presented to the Court, in 2020 and 2021, Cummings engaged in interstate fentanyl and heroin trafficking from Ohio to Pennsylvania, despite over 25 prior convictions from separate Ohio prosecutions throughout the last 25 years, including several separate convictions for cocaine trafficking, domestic violence, and gun crimes. He was also on bond in 2020 and 2021 with pending Ohio charges for gun and fraud crimes.

Assistant United States Attorneys Benjamin C. Dobkin and Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Pennsylvania State Police, Lawrence County Drug Task Force, Mercer County Drug Task Force, New Castle Police Department, Sharon Police Department, Hermitage Police Department, and Farrell Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Cummings.

This prosecution is a result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles high-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten communities throughout the United States. OCDETF uses a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

Updated March 7, 2024

Drug Trafficking