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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced To Prison On Drug Charges

     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, age 22, a resident of Wilkes-Barre pleaded guilty to the charge in Marchof 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 twelve other persons 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.

Updated April 9, 2015