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Kunkletown resident charged federally with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

March 27, 2012

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that a grand jury in Scranton filed an Indictment today charging Samuel Allen, age 73, of Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine.

     The charge is a felony carrying a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years and up to a maximum of life in prison and a fine of up to $10 million.

     The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration-Allentown Office and is assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney William S. Houser for prosecution.

An Indictment or Information is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Grand Jury and/or United States Attorney against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the United States has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant has pled guilty to the charges.

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