Ambridge Cocaine Dealer, Harold Novick Sentenced to Nearly Six Years in Federal Prison
PITTSBURGH (STL.News) Harold Novick was sentenced to 70 months in prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.
Novick, age 41, of Ambridge, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan. Judge Ranjan ordered Novick to serve six years of supervised release following his prison sentence.
Novick trafficked cocaine for several months in 2018 while he was on state parole for trafficking cocaine. He was previously convicted six times in six prior federal and state prosecutions for trafficking cocaine. He previously served several state and federal prison sentences for these convictions as well as for state parole and federal supervised release violations.
Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.
The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General led the multi-agency investigation that also included the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations, the Pittsburgh Police Department, the United States Marshals Service, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Munhall Police Department, the Robinson Township Police Department, the McKees Rocks Police Department, the Stowe Township Police Department, the Etna Police Department, and the Erie County District Attorney’s Office.
This prosecution is a result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles high-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten communities throughout the United States. OCDETF uses a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.