Allentown man Charged with intent to distribute Cocaine
Ronald Stephen Bedics, Jr., age 48, of Allentown, PA, was charged today by Indictment with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firarm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and armed career criminal, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment charges that on March 21, 2012, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Bedics possessed with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, possessed a loaded 9mm handgun in furtherance of the commission of a drug trafficking offense, and, having been previously been convicted of a felony, also possessed two loaded firearms. The indictment further alleges that Bedics is subject to sentencing on the latter two counts as an armed career criminal.
If convicted of the offenses charged, the defendant faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, an effective mandatory minimum term of 20 years imprisonment, at least 6 years supervised release, a fine of $2,750,000 and a special assessment of $400.
This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Joseph T. Labrum, III.
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