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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Penn Hills Man Conspired To Distribute Cocaine In Western PA

PITTSBURGH, PA - A Penn Hills man pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Paul Davis, 40, pled guilty to one count before Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from in and around December 2012, and continuing thereafter to in and around January 2013, in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Davis conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

Judge Conti scheduled sentencing for Feb. 6, 2015 at 2 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a fine of up to $5,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan B. Oritz is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Attorney General's Office, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and the Allegheny County District Attorney's Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Paul Davis.

Updated July 14, 2015