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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Drug Dealer Goes Back To Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Clairton, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh to an additional one year and one day in prison for violating his supervision on his previous crack cocaine dealing conviction, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Jeffrey Carter.

According to information presented to the court, Carter violated his supervision by a United States Probation Officer in several ways: 1) he tested positive on numerous dates for the use of cocaine, marijuana and opiates; 2) he failed to notify his Probation Officer of his contacts with law enforcement; 3) he left Western Pennsylvania without permission; and 4) he changed jobs several times without notifying the Probation Officer.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Fischer stated that the sentence was sufficient but not greater than necessary to deter others from violating their supervision. Judge Fischer also imposed an additional one year of supervision once Carter is released from jail, in order to help protect the public from future criminal acts of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Probation Office for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Carter.

Updated July 14, 2015