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Lackawanna County Man Charged with Drug Dealing

April 23, 2012

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today the filing of criminal charges against Jerrold Hahn, age 62, of Moscow, Pennsylvania. The Criminal Information filed with the U.S. District Court in Scranton alleges that on numerous occasions between 2007 and November 16, 2011, in Lackawanna and Monroe Counties, Pennsylvania, Hahn distributed cocaine, cocaine base and marijuana.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, the charges carry a potential maximum sentence of 20 years' imprisonment and $1,000,000 in fines.

       The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police. Prosecution has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus.

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