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Marshals arrest Wilkinsburg cocaine-ring suspect

| Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

Deputy U.S. marshals on Friday morning arrested one of the last remaining suspects in a cocaine-ring.

Deputies took Damel Gaines, 32, of Wilkinsburg into custody without incident ata Wood Street apartment, Downtown, about 6 a.m., said Michael Baughman, supervisory deputy of the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force.

Deputies were tipped off to Gaines' whereabouts by a reader who saw his photo in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Baughman said. A list of the task force's 20 "Most Wanted Fugitives" is published the last Sunday of each month in the Trib.

Gaines is one of 42 people charged in a federal indictment for drug distribution in the Mon Valley. All but two of the suspects have been arrested, Baughman said.

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