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Monroe County Man Indicted on Federal Cocaine Trafficking Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2011

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Monroe County man was indicted today by a federal grand jury on cocaine and crack cocaine trafficking charges.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Jamal McKay, age 36, of Tobyhanna was charged with conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and cocaine, and with distributing crack cocaine, in the Monroe County area from April of 2008 to the present.

     If convicted of the charges, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000.

     The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department.

     The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O'Hara.

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