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New Cumberland Man Indicted For Drug Trafficking

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 HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on May 19, 2021, Edward McCreath, age 35, of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand jury with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine. 

According to Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, the indictment alleges that on or about July 17, 2018, in Dauphin County, McCreath possessed with intent to distribute 28 grams and more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base (crack).

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and prosecution is assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Christian T. Haugsby.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

McCreath faces a maximum penalty of up to 40 years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $5,000,000, and a term of supervised release of up to life.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offenses; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.



Source: http://criminal-justice-online-courses.blogspot.com/2021/05/new-cumberland-man-indicted-for-drug.html


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