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PHILADELPHIA ( 2019)--– United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Ricky Fountain, 41, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 144 months’ imprisonment and five years’ supervised release after pleading guilty to four counts of distribution of cocaine base, one count of distribution of cocaine, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Senior United States District Judge R. Barclay Surrick imposed the sentence.

“Illegal firearms possession and drug trafficking is a deadly combination,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain.  “This case is an example of federal and local law enforcement working together to stop the flow of illegal narcotics onto the streets of Philadelphia.  My Office will continue to aggressively prosecute these crimes to keep our communities safe.”

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Mary E. Crawley and Alison Donahue Kehner.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.