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Defendant Sentenced to 9 Years’ Imprisonment for Participation in Cocaine and Crack Conspiracy

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

PITTSBURGH – A former resident of McKees Rocks, PA, was sentenced in federal court this week for violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge David Stewart Cercone sentenced Jamar Everett, 37, to serve nine years (108 months) in prison following his guilty plea on December 19, 2018, to one count of conspiracy.

In connection with his guilty plea, Everett admitted that from in and around April 2016, and continuing thereafter to in and around October 2016, he conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance. At the time of his guilty plea, Everett admitted that he was responsible for between 500 grams and two kilograms of powder cocaine during the conspiracy.

Everett was charged as part of a nine-defendant indictment returned by a federal grand jury on August 1, 2017. To date, all defendants have pleaded guilty for their roles, and six have been sentenced.

Assistant United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

A federally administered Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case. The task force is headed by the Drug Enforcement Administration and comprises members drawn from the Borough of Baldwin Police Department, McKees Rocks Police Department, Munhall Police Department, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and the Pennsylvania State Police. The Stowe Township Police Department also provided assistance in this investigation. The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

Updated May 10, 2019

Drug Trafficking