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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 7, 2013

Luzerne County Man Sentenced To Prison For Federal Heroin Trafficking Charges

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Luzerne County man was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Richard P. Conaboy to serve 84 months in prison on the charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Alik Jerome Harrington, age 35, of Kingston, previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in the Luzerne County area.  On April 14, 2011, after making a traffic stop, members of the Kingston Police Department seized over 200 bags of heroin from Harrington’s vehicle.  Investigators then obtained a search warrant and obtained an additional quantity of heroin from a residence on Divison Street in Kingston where Harrington was residing.

     In addition to the prison term, Senior Judge Conaboy also ordered that Harrington be supervised by a probation officer for three years following his prison sentence.

     The investigation was conducted by the Kingston Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

     The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara.

Updated April 9, 2015