Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Violating Federal Drug and Gun Laws

PITTSBURGH—A Pittsburgh man has been sentenced in federal court to 84 months’ imprisonment for his convictions of violating federal drug and firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Rayshaun Jones, 25, who is currently incarcerated.
According to information presented to the court, between September 14, 2010 and September 15, 2010, Jones conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana and to rob the Swap Meet, a business engaged in interstate commerce, as well as its owner, vendors, employees, and customers of money, merchandise, and marijuana. On September 15, 2010, Jones and other co-defendants robbed the Swap Meet and as a result obtained, among other things, $300-$400 and one kilogram of marijuana. During the robbery, Jones carried, used, and possessed firearms.
Assistant United States Attorney Troy Rivetti prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
This case is being prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and communities to prevent, deter, and prosecute gun crime.
U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pittsburgh Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Rayshaun Jones.

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