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Erie Woman Pleads Guilty in Cocaine Conspiracy

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

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Geneva Gore, 49, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge David S. Cercone.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Gore conspired with four co-defendants to possess with intent to distribute and distribute less than 500 grams of cocaine.

Judge Cercone scheduled sentencing for November 4, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court continued Gore on bond.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Coshocton County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Gore.

Updated May 29, 2019

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