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PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of New Salem, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to a 24-month term of imprisonment to be followed by a 3-year term of supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.
United States District Judge William S. Stickman imposed the sentence on Jack Sparks, 49, of New Salem, PA.
According to information presented to the court, on or about July 6, 2022, Mr. Sparks possessed with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C).
In imposing the sentence, Judge Stickman highlighted in part the dangers and harms associated with drug trafficking and the need to deter similar conduct in the future.
Assistant United States Attorney Benjamin C. Dobkin prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.
United States Attorney Olshan commended the Federal Bureau of Investigations for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Sparks.