Towanda Man Sentenced to 87 Months on Drug and Firearm Charges
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that Clifford Mark Fleming, age 48, of Towanda, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Judge Edwin M. Kosik to 87 months’ imprisonment for distributing and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, the sentence of 87 months included a term of 27 months’ imprisonment for the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and a consecutive 5 year term of imprisonment for the possession of a firearm in furtherance of the drug crime.
The criminal charge stems from an on-going and long term investigation conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police together with local authorities and the DEA into the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine in the Bradford County area of Pennsylvania.
The investigation included reviews of records of drug, convenience, and retail stores to identify suspected purchases of methamphetamine ingredients.
Fleming was arrested, and agreed to enter a guilty plea to the above referenced crimes for which he was indicted. In addition to the sentence of 87 months’ imprisonment, Judge Kosik ordered that the defendant pay a fine of $200 and serve a term of supervised release of three years. Fleming must also pay $1,679 in restitution to the Pennsylvania State Police, to cover the costs of the PSP Lab analysis of the items related to the manufacture of methamphetamine located in Fleming’s residence.
This case was investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Todd K. Hinkley.
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