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Farrell man guilty of using firearm while drug trafficking

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A resident of Farrell has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of brandishing a firearm associated with the crime of drug trafficking.

Under a plea agreement, Jashaad Coleman, 20, of Spearman Avenue will receive a sentence of seven years, to be served consecutively to the four-year to 11-year sentence Coleman is currently serving in Pennsylvania state custody for a firearm and robbery conviction.

In the early morning hours of July 31, 2012, a vehicle carrying two individuals known to be associated with drug trafficking was stopped by officers of the Southwest Mercer County Regional Police Department.

Prosecutors say Coleman knew that the vehicle was carrying crack cocaine, and upon learning that this vehicle had been pulled over by police, he rode to the scene of the stop.

There, Coleman fired a 9 mm firearm toward the officers, with the goal of distracting the officers from the vehicle that they had stopped. The officers took cover, and both the occupants of the vehicle and the crack cocaine were not recovered by the police.

In February, 2013, Coleman was tried before a Mercer County jury for unauthorized possession of a firearm as it related to the shooting. Coleman was acquitted of this crime. Federal charges were then brought resulting in the guilty plea to the federal firearms charge.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 16, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.

Pending sentencing, the court detained Coleman pursuant to the four-year to 11-year sentence Coleman is currently is serving in the State of Pennsylvania.


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