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Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced to Prison on Drug Charges

JUL 08 (WILKES-BARRE, Pa.) – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Wilkes-Barre man was sentenced today, in federal court in Wilkes-Barre, by United States District Judge A. Richard Caputo, to serve 18 months in prison on a charge of using a communication device to facilitate heroin trafficking.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Corey Arnott, 22, a resident of Wilkes-Barre pleaded guilty to the charge in March of this year. 

Arnott was charged after an investigation conducted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Wilkes-Barre Police Department.  An Indictment was filed against Arnott and 12 others on June 4, 2014.  The charges against Arnott arose from his involvement in heroin trafficking.         

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William S. Houser.


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