U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania
February 17, 2015

Judge Increases Prison Sentence for Mercer County Drug Dealer from 78 to 90 Months

PITTSBURGH—A Mercer County man has been re-sentenced in federal court to 90 months’ imprisonment, to run consecutive with his state court sexual assault sentence, on his conviction of violating federal narcotic laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Raymond Anthony Napolitan, 52, of Farrell, Pa.,

According to information presented to the Court, on Sept. 27, 2012, a federal jury found Napolitan guilty of possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine on June 29, 2007. Judge Arthur Schwab then sentenced Napolitan to 78 months’ imprisonment. Both parties appealed from the judgment, and in August, 2014, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction but vacated the judgment, thereby remanding the case for re-sentencing before Judge Hornak. After extensive argument from both sides, Judge Hornak increased Napolitan’s sentence from 78 to 90 months.

Assistant United States Attorney Eric S. Rosen prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Southwest Mercer County Regional Police Department, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and Drug Control, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, and the Mercer County Drug Task Force for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Raymond Anthony Napolitan.

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