☷Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges
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Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges PITTSBURGH – A Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , resident pleaded guilty in federal court today to violating federal narcotics laws , United States Attorney Cindy K . Chung announced today . Zion Elam - Sturgis , age 23 , of Philadelphia , pled guilty before United States District Judge Robert J . Colville . According to information provided to the Court , Elam - Sturgis admitted to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 28 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectible...... amount of cocaine base , in Butler , Pennsylvania , between January 2017 and June 2020; and to possessing with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectible amount of cocaine base on June 2 , 2020 . Judge Colville scheduled sentencing to occur on March 21 , 2023 , at 10:00 a . m . The law provides for a minimum of five years’ imprisonment and a maximum sentence of not more than 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $5 , 000 , 000 . Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines , the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history , if any , of the defendant . Assistant United States Attorneys Yvonne M . Saadi and Craig W . Haller are prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States . The Pennsylvania State Police , the Federal Bureau of Investigation , and the Butler County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force led the investigation leading to the conviction in this case .
24 November 2022 ( November 24 2022 )
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