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Erie, PA Man Indicted for Attempting to Possess Methamphetamine

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 Erie on a charge of violating federal drug laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Marvin Deron Sanders, 43, of Erie, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment presented to the court, on or about December 11, 2020, Sanders attempted to possess with intent to distribute more than five hundred grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

The law provides for a maximum total of life in prison, a fine of $10,000,000, 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 Pennsylvania State Police Northwest Strike Force, United States Postal Inspection Service, and Drug Enforcement Administration 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 June 21, 2021

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