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

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Erie Man Indicted On Drug Charges

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The three-count indictment named Jamie Darnell Pacely, 35, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, on three occasions, Pacely possessed with intent to distribute and distributed less than 28 grams of crack cocaine.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 60 years in prison, a fine of $3,000,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses 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 EAGLE task force, which is comprised of members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Erie Police Department, and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics 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 July 14, 2015