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Erie Man Sentenced to More than Four and a Half Years in Prison for Cocaine Violations

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

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 57 months in prison on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter imposed the sentence on Kechawn Jabre Douglas, 26.

According to information presented to the Court, Douglas engaged in a conspiracy with others to distribute multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine within the Western District of Pennsylvania from in and around February 2022 to May 2022. Douglas admitted responsibility for conspiring to distribute seven kilograms of cocaine.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul S. Sellers prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Erie Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Oil City Police Department, Titusville Police Department, Franklin Police Department, and United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, in coordination with the United States Postal Inspection Service, Internal Revenue Service, Erie County Detectives, and Millcreek Police Department, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Douglas.

This prosecution is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

Updated April 5, 2024

Drug Trafficking