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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 5, 2018

Uniontown Man Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine and Heroin

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 70 months’ incarceration, followed by four years of supervised release, on his conviction of violating the federal narcotic laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Rodney Harris, 45, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, from in and around January 2010, and continuing thereafter to in and around June 2015, Harris conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than five but less than 15 kilograms of cocaine, and more than one but less than three kilograms of heroin.

Assistant United States Attorneys Heidi M. Grogan and Troy Rivetti prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation who led the multi-agency investigation of this case, which also included the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Fayette County Drug Task Force, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the United States Postal Inspection Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Harris.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

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Opioids
Updated February 6, 2018