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Erie Man Indicted on Drug Charge

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

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

The one-count Indictment named Steven Lamont Spearman, 52, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment presented to the court, on or about July 14, 2017, Spearman distributed more than twenty-eight grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base.

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 Paul S. Sellers is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation 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.

Updated April 1, 2021

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