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Farrell Resident Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Farrell, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 24 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Kenneth Miller, 62.

Miller previously pleaded guilty in this case to conspiring to distribute a quantity of cocaine between June 2020 and June 2021. Prior to sentencing, the Court was informed that Miller assisted his co-defendants with cocaine trafficking by repeatedly allowing his Farrell apartment to be used as a location where powder cocaine was converted into crack cocaine, with Miller repeatedly receiving some of the cocaine in return.

Assistant United States Attorneys Benjamin C. Dobkin and Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Pennsylvania State Police, Lawrence County Drug Task Force, Mercer County Drug Task Force, New Castle Police Department, Sharon Police Department, Hermitage Police Department, and Farrell Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Miller.

This prosecution is a result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles high-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten communities throughout the United States. OCDETF uses 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 11, 2024

Drug Trafficking