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Crack cocaine trafficker sentenced to 80 months in prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2011

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on Tuesday United States District Court Senior Judge James M. Munley sentenced Jamelle Collier, age 35, formerly of Elmira, New York, to 80 months in prison for distributing and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

     United States Attorney Peter J. Smith stated that Collier had previously entered a guilty plea to the charge of distributing and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

     The charge against Jamelle Collier resulted from an investigation conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration. On December 15, 2009, a Pennsylvania state trooper stopped a vehicle driven by Collier for a traffic violation in Monroe County. A subsequent search of Collier’s person and vehicle resulted in the seizure of crack cocaine.

     United States Attorney Smith noted that parole has been abolished and that Collier will be required to serve at least 85% of his 80-month sentence, assuming he receives time off for good behavior while incarcerated. In addition, to his sentence of imprisonment, Senior Judge Munley further ordered that the defendant be supervised by a probation officer for five years after serving his jail sentence.

     Smith noted that the case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. O’Hara.

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