TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Meth dealer gets 5 years

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

One of two men arrested in a methamphetamine distribution ring between California and Westmoreland County in 2012 was sentenced this week by a federal judge to serve five years in prison and pay $17,500 in fines.

U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Kevin Nicol, 58, of Harrison City.

According to information presented to the court, Nicol was involved in a conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in September 2012.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman said the parties stipulated that 279.2 grams of pure methamphetamine, known as “ice,” were attributable to Nicol.

Before imposing the sentence Thursday, Conti said it was a “very serious offense,” and noted that the methamphetamine was over 94 percent pure.

Nicol was accused with working with Dominick Spickle, 79, of Sacramento to bring methamphetamine to Westmoreland County to sell it. Spickle pleaded guilty in February to violating drug laws and is scheduled to be sentenced by Conti Sept. 26.

State police said Spickle transported the methamphetamine from California to Pennsylvania.

Police conducted three controlled purchases from Spickle in September 2012 and were led to Nicol's house in Penn Township by Spickle.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Spirit Airlines lifts fortunes of Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
  2. Hempfield man dies in single-vehicle accident
  3. Land costs for New Stanton turnpike interchange project reach $4.2M
  4. 2 Hempfield Area students charged with sexting
  5. Wyano woman accused of sex with 15-year-old boy
  6. Jeannette police say 5 people caught trespassing on grounds
  7. $3.5M glass sculpture’s story begins, ends in rural community of Dunbar
  8. Police seek public help with East Huntingdon store thefts
  9. 2 Democrats battle for Hempfield nomination for supervisor
  10. 4 Democrats seek 3 nods for Latrobe council
  11. Hempfield bicyclist who brought rock, knives into court office charged