Aliquippa man sentenced for conspiring to distribute drugs

 

Date: February 14, 2020

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PITTSBURGH – Darren Martin was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine and fentanyl.

Martin of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan. Judge Ranjan also sentenced Martin to serve three years of supervised release upon his release from prison.

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

The Internal Revenue Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General led the multi-agency investigation that also included the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Beaver County District Attorney's Office, the Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations, the Pittsburgh Police Department, the United States Marshals Service, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Munhall Police Department, the Robinson Township Police Department, the McKees Rocks Police Department, the Stowe Township Police Department, the Etna Police Department, and the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.