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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Texas Man Sentenced To Prison For Federal Cocaine Trafficking Charges

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Texas man was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Edwin M. Kosik to serve 48 months in prison on the charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Jhonny Pichardo, age 51, formerly of Coppell, Texas, previously admitted to participating in a drug-trafficking conspiracy which obtained cocaine in Texas and distributed the cocaine in the Monroe County and Northampton County areas in 2011.

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

     The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Stroud Area Regional Police Department and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations.

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

Updated April 21, 2015