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Former DuBois Resident Sentenced to More than Five and a Half Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A former resident of DuBois, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court on March 14, 2024, to 70 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, on his convictions for violating federal narcotics laws resulting from a nine-month Title III wiretap investigation into drug trafficking in and around Jefferson, Clearfield, and Allegheny counties, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States District Judge Christy Criswell Wiegand imposed the sentence on Brent Coder, 57.

According to information presented to the Court, Coder sold two ounces of methamphetamine to a confidential source on August 19, 2020. A month later, Pennsylvania State Police troopers seized approximately one and a half pounds of methamphetamine from Coder’s vehicle, resulting in Coder’s indictment. Federal agents executed a search warrant at Coder’s residence on August 31, 2021, with investigators seizing an additional pound of methamphetamine and four firearms during the search.

Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan D. Lusty prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, United States Postal Service – Office of Inspector General, United States Postal Inspection Service, Internal Revenue Service, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Allegheny County Police, and Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Coder. The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Clearfield County District Attorney’s Office, and Clarion Borough Police Department also assisted.

This prosecution is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

Updated March 19, 2024

Drug Trafficking