Pair plead guilty in Pittsburgh cocaine distribution |

Pair plead guilty in Pittsburgh cocaine distribution

Renatta Signorini

Two men accused of bringing large amounts of cocaine into the Pittsburgh area between 2017 and 2018 pleaded guilty on Tuesday, according to U.S. Attorney Scott Brady.

Danny Jackson, 33, of New Jersey pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Moussa Jabateh, 32, of Florida pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, according to federal authorities.

Between October 2017 and July 2018, Jabateh obtained the drugs and Jackson transported it about twice a month by bus from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, investigators said. Authorities seized $8 million, 42 kilograms of cocaine, 12 kilograms of fentanyl, 3 kilograms of heroin and oxycodone.

Sentencing for Jabateh and Jackson is set for March 24. Jabateh consented to his deportation to Liberia after serving his sentence. Both will remain detained until their sentencing hearings.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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