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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 23, 2018

Former Erie County Man Sentenced to Prison for Two Separate Drug Conspiracies

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Waterford, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 128 months in jail on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws in two separate cases, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Dana Scott Ball, 40.

According to information presented to the court, the court was advised that from in and around September 2013 to in and around January 2015, Ball conspired with three co-defendants to possess with intent to distribute and distribute more than 700 kilograms of marijuana. In a separate case, from June 2013 through February 2015, Ball engaged in a conspiracy with eighteen co-defendants to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of 5 kilograms of cocaine.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Homeland Security Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police, U.S. Border Patrol, the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation; the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Organized Crime Section, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and the Arkansas State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Ball.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 23, 2018