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Luzerne County man sentenced to five years in federal prison for crack cocaine trafficking

October 3, 2011

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that a former Kingston, Pennsylvania resident was sentenced on September 30 by Senior U.S. District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo to serve 60 months in federal prison for trafficking in more than 50 grams of crack cocaine in Luzerne County in 2009.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Kyle Leslie, age 25, previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base, which is also known as “crack.”
Leslie was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2009, as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Kingston Police.

     Judge Caputo also ordered that Leslie serve four years of supervised release following his prison sentence and pay a $1000 fine and a $100 special assessment.

     The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.

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