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Erie Resident Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Violation

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

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to seven years in prison on his conviction of violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter imposed the sentence on Cordae Shatwon Jones, 27.

According to information presented to the Court, on or about April 8, 2022, Jones sold a confidential informant 223 grams of methamphetamine for $1,560 at a residence in Erie. On April 21, 2022, the FBI executed a search warrant at that residence and located $1,709 in cash, a small amount of drugs, cutting agents, a pill press, Jones’s driver’s license, 12 firearms, and ammunition. Jones admitted that he had been dealing drugs and that the guns were his. Jones was convicted in 2016 of Terroristic Threats and Possession of an Instrument of a Crime.

Assistant United States Attorney Molly W. Anglin prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Jones.

Updated March 18, 2024

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