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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Uniontown Man Will Spend 10 Years in Prison for Participating in Large-Scale Cocaine Trafficking Ring

PITTSBURGH –A resident of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months’ incarceration, followed by three years’ supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Jamal Eddings, age 36.

According to information presented to the court, Eddings was involved in a large-scale drug distribution ring in the Uniontown area. He conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 100 grams of cocaine.

United States Attorney Brady commended the multi-agency investigation of this case, which was led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and 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 Eddings. Assistant United States Attorneys Heidi M. Grogan and Troy Rivetti prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 19, 2018