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Three Harrisburg Men Indicted on Unrelated Federal Drug Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2011

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a federal grand jury in Harrisburg indicted three men yesterday on unrelated federal drug charges.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Terrance Perry, Ronald Boatwright and Derrick Young were indicted following separate investigations by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Dauphin County Drug Task Force, Pennsylvania State Police, and the Harrisburg Police Department Vice Unit.

     Terrance Perry, age 34, was charged in a two-count indictment with the unlawful distribution of both Percocet and crack cocaine between summer 2010 through June 2011 and with conspiring with unknown persons to engage in that criminal activity.

    Ronald Boatwright, age 28, was charged in a two-count indictment with the unlawful distribution of crack cocaine beginning in April 2011 until August 16, 2011 and with conspiring with unknown persons to engage in that criminal activity.

     Derrick Young, age 42, was also charged in a two-count indictment with the unlawful distribution of crack cocaine on March 18, 2011 and with distributing cocaine HCL on July 19, 2011.

     If convicted, each man faces up to 20 years' imprisonment on each count as well as up to $2 million in fines.

     Assistant United States Attorney William A. Behe who is assigned to the Organized Crime Drug Task Force is prosecuting the cases.

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