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Indiana Resident Sentenced to 90 Months in Prison on Charges of Violating Federal Narcotics Laws

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

PITTSBURGH, PA. – A resident of Indiana, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

The two-count Indictment named James Emmanuel Emerson, a/k/a “Manny,” age 52, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment presented to the court, on or about February 15, 2022, and on or about March 3, 2022, Emerson knowingly, intentionally, and unlawfully possessed with the intent to distribute and distributed 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

United States District Court Judge Arthur J. Schwab sentenced Emerson to 90 months in prison to be followed by a four-year term of supervised release.

Assistant United States Attorney Carl J. Spindler prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Laurel Highlands Resident Agency conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated August 30, 2023

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