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Monaca Man Distributed Cocaine to Lower Level Dealers and Drug Users

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

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Monaca, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Cadee Akins, Sr., age 49, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Akins distributed cocaine from November 2017 to September 2020 to multiple individuals, who in turn distributed cocaine to lower level dealers and drug users. During the investigation, law enforcement recovered an “owe sheet” from a residence used by Akins, which identified his conspirators and money they owed him. Additionally, law enforcement also recovered from Akins 2 kilograms of cocaine and approximately $50,600.00 during two separate traffic stops.

Judge Cathy Bissoon scheduled sentencing for July 13, 2022, at 10:00 am. The law provides for a maximum of life in prison, a fine of $20,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court remanded Akins to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan J. McKenna is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Beaver County Anti-Drug Task Force, and the Pennsylvania State Police, conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Akins, Sr.

Updated March 7, 2022

Drug Trafficking