Johnstown, Pennsylvania (WTAJ) — Residents of Pennsylvania and Ohio have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating the federal drug laws, Acting U.S. Attorney Troy Rivetti announced today.
An indictment named Raheem Hirst, 25, of Garfield Heights, Ohio. Samantha Jones, 40,
Arnold, Pennsylvania. Leah Jackson, 37, from New Kensington, Pennsylvania.
According to the indictment, from September 2022 to March 2, 2023, Hurst, Jones, and Jackson conspired to distribute and distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine mixture.
By law, the three face a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $10 million, or both. Under federal sentencing guidelines, the actual sentencing imposed is based on the seriousness of the crime and the defendant’s previous criminal record.
Assistant US Attorney Arnold P. Bernard Jr. is prosecuting the case on his behalf.
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The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles high-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal syndicates that threaten communities across the United States.
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Laurel Highlands Residents Agency, Homeland
Security Investigation conducted an investigation that led to prosecution in this case.
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