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Wilkinsburg Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to seven years’ imprisonment followed by four years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Landriff Macklin, 40.

According to information presented to the court, from in and around September 2016, and continuing thereafter to on or about November 30, 2017, Macklin conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams or more of cocaine.

Assistant United States Attorneys Rebecca L. Silinski and Jerome A. Moschetta prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the federally administered Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Landriff Macklin. The task force is headed by the Drug Enforcement Administration and is comprised of members drawn from the Borough of Baldwin Police Department, McKees Rocks Police Department, Munhall Police Department, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and the Pennsylvania State Police. The Stowe Township Police Department also provided assistance in this investigation. 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.

Updated December 12, 2018

Drug Trafficking