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Schuylkill County Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2012

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that the last member of a Schuylkill County-based drug trafficking conspiracy was sentenced to prison Wednesday in federal court by Senior U.S. District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Kevin Carrington, age 32, Pottsville, was sentenced to 63 months in prison. Carrington previously admitted to participating in drug ring that distributed crack cocaine, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana in the Schuylkill County area during the spring and summer of 2008. He pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge on November 22, 2011.

     Carrington was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 7, 2008, as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)and local police in Schuylkill County. He was one of ten defendants charged as a result of the probe. All ten defendants entered guilty pleas in the case and have been sentenced to prison.

     The leader of the drug ring, Zachary Guichard, was sentenced to 68 months in prison. The other co-defendants and their sentences are: Carlton Beckford–63 months in prison; Aaron Dungan–36 months in prison; Haadee Bennett—30 months in prison; Benjamin Broad–26 months in prison; Dorthea Williams–24 months in prison; Brianna Koschak –16 months in prison; Beth Koschak–16 months in prison; and Olando Guichard—12 months in prison.

     Carrington was also ordered to serve three years on supervised release following his prison sentence, and must pay a fine of $500.

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


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