Drug Dealer Convicted Again
PITTSBURGH - A convicted drug dealer pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
Frank Louis Ober, III, 34, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on or about Sept. 9, 2014, Ober possessed with the intent to distribute approximately 14 pounds of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance. Ober had been released from federal prison shortly before his new arrest as a result of previously possessing more than two kilograms of cocaine with the intent to distribute it.
Judge Conti placed Ober on Electronic Home Monitoring (house arrest) pending the sentencing scheduled for July 31, 2015, at 11 a.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Munhall Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Frank Louis Ober, III.