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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Shaler Man Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Deal Cocaine

PITTSBURGH—A resident of Shaler, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 18 months in prison followed by four years supervised release for violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence yesterday on Christopher Billings, 34.

According to information presented to the court, from in or around July 2008, to on or about March 4, 2009, Billings conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Billings.

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