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Farrell, PA Resident Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

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

PITTSBURGH, PA – Maurice Brooks was convicted of committing fentanyl and cocaine trafficking crimes, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

Brooks, age 36 of Farrell, Pennsylvania, pled guilty before United States District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan. Brooks pled guilty to (1) distributing fentanyl on May 2, 2022, and (2) possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine on June 2, 2022. Judge Ranjan scheduled sentencing to occur on January 17, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

The Mercer County Drug Task Force, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the conviction in this case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated September 21, 2023

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