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Luzerne County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Heroin Trafficking Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2012

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Luzerne County man pleaded guilty today before Senior United States District Judge James M. Munley to the charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, David Gilliam, age 27, of Forty Fort, admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in the Luzerne County area between January and November 2011. In March 2011, investigators seized 660 bags of heroin from a residence located on Wyoming Avenue in Forty Fort where Gilliam was residing.

     Gilliam faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.

     The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Luzerne County Drug Task Force, and the Kingston and Hanover Police Departments.

     U.S. Attorney Smith noted that the case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara.

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