Cousins sentenced to prison for distributing cocaine in Pittsburgh area ring

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Two cousins who pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine were sentenced to prison today, U.S. attorney David Hickton announced.

Darnell Edge, 38, of Monroeville, was sentenced to eight years in prison. He acknowledged his responsibility for conspiring to distribute up to 150 kilograms of cocaine.

U.S. District Judge Maurice B. Cohill also ordered him to forfeit more than $400,000 in cash, two handguns and two vehicles.

Marcus Edge, 26, of Larimer, was sentenced to four years in prison.

They were among 14 people charged in the ring, all of whom have pleaded guilty. The Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local agencies conducted the investigation.

Rich Lord: or 412-263-1542. Twitter: @richelord.

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