Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

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PITTSBURGH, PA — on Thursday, September 21, 2023, Maurice Brooks was convicted of committing fentanyl and cocaine trafficking crimes, announced United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan.

Brooks, age 36 of Farrell, Pennsylvania, pled guilty before United States District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan. Brooks pled guilty to (1) distributing fentanyl on May 2, 2022, and (2) possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine on June 2, 2022. Judge Ranjan scheduled sentencing to occur on January 17, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.

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

The Mercer County Drug Task Force, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the conviction in this case.

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