Thrice-convicted Jefferson Hills cocaine dealer gets 8-plus years in prison
A Jefferson Hills man convicted of his third cocaine-dealing offense will spend more than eight years behind bars, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Deon Webb, 45, pleaded guilty last August to attempting to sell more than 4 ounces of cocaine to an informant with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration in fall 2017, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said.
Webb was sentenced this week to a prison sentence of 100 months, or 8 years and 4 months, followed by six years of probation.
Webb was nabbed in an October 2017 sting coordinated by the DEA and Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, Brady said. A confidential informant working with the DEA drove to a North Versailles shopping plaza to buy 4.5 ounces of cocaine from Web for nearly $5,000.
U.S. District Court Judge David Cercone sentenced Webb as a “career offender” because he had two prior felony convictions for drug trafficking, Brady said. Webb’s criminal record meant that he could have faced a possible maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison.
In 2007, Webb was convicted of selling 17 ounces of cocaine and sentenced to about three years in federal prison and six years of probation. He also was sentenced to two years for selling cocaine in Colorado.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Lanni prosecuted the recent case with help from the DEA and county District Attorney’s Office.
Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, [email protected] or via Twitter .