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Judge Gives Former Pittsburgh Man 70-Month Prison Sentence for Marijuana Trafficking

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

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 70 months in jail and ordered to forfeit a 2008 BMW X5 SUV, a 2007 Lexus GS 350 Sedan, several cellular phones, a tablet computer and a laptop on his conviction of violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Vincent Jamal Carter, 38.

According to information presented to the court, from in and around September 2013 to in and around January 2015, Carter conspired with three co-defendants to possess with intent to distribute and distribute kilograms of marijuana that had been shipped to Erie from California.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton 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, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Carter.

Updated April 11, 2016

Drug Trafficking