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Farrell Resident Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Firearm Violations

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Dimetrius Morris of Farrell, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for committing drug trafficking and firearms crimes, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

Morris, 39, was sentenced by United States District Judge Robert J. Colville, who also ordered Morris to serve three years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

Morris previously pleaded guilty in this case to possessing with intent to distribute cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamine on February 20, 2020, and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of that drug trafficking crime. Prior to that date, Morris had been convicted in federal and state courts of several drug trafficking and weapons crimes throughout the previous 15 years, and spent nearly 10 of those years in prison serving the various sentences imposed for those crimes and corresponding supervised release/parole violations.

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

The Sharon Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Farrell Police Department, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Morris.

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 June 11, 2024

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses