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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

North Braddock Man Pleads Guilty in Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of North Braddock, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Robert Dillard, 46, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, between March 30, 2018, and April 4, 2018, Dillard conspired with others to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for February 18, 2020. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000, 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 Arnold P. Bernard is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Dillard.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 2, 2019