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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Michigan Man Charged with Possessing Cocaine

PITTSBURGH - A Michigan resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating the federal drug laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on May 17, named Carl McDaniel, age 52, of Helen, Michigan.

According to the indictment, on or about March 22, 2016, McDaniel possessed with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Ryan K. Hart is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Pennsylvania State Police 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.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 19, 2016