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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Erie Man Charged with Federal Drug Law Violation

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Erie, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on a charge of violating federal drug laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The one count indictment named Robert Earl Noble, 38, Erie, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, Noble possessed with the intent to distribute twenty-eight grams or more of crack cocaine on two occasions.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Erie Police Department, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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