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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Final Defendant Identified in FBI Safe Streets Task Force Investigation Admits Selling Cocaine

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Rickee Dawkins, 52, pleaded guilty before Chief United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak on February 12, 2019.

Judge Hornak scheduled sentencing for June 7, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of not more than 30 years in prison, a fine of not more than $2,000,000, 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.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert C. Schupansky is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Rickee Dawkins was the final remaining defendant identified in an investigation into the distribution of cocaine conducted by the FBI Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force (GPSSTF). The GPSSTF is comprised of dedicated law enforcement professionals from the Wilkinsburg Police Department, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigations, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Allegheny County Police Department, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the FBI.

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 13, 2019