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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 22, 2015

New Kensington Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

PITTSBURGH - A resident of New Kensington, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Tremayne Carr, 38, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on February 6, 2014, Carr attempted to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine.

Judge Diamond scheduled sentencing for October 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. 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.

Pending sentencing, the court ordered that Carr be held in home detention.

Assistant United States Attorney Leo M. Dillon is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Carr.

Updated July 14, 2015