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Sixty-year-old Berks County Man Sentenced to Prison for
Oxycontin Trafficking Conspiracy

July 10, 2012

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that a 60-year-old Berks County resident was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edwin
M. Kosik to spend 15 months in prison for participating in an Oxycontin trafficking conspiracy in 2011.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Richard Law II, of West Lawn, Pennsylvania, previously pleaded guilty on April 16, 2012. Law admitted to conspiring with others to distribute 80 milligram Oxycontin pills to customers in Schuylkill County.

     Law was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2011, as a result of an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Pennsylvania State Police.

      Judge Kosik also ordered Law to serve three years on supervised release following his prison sentence, and to pay a $500 fine and a $100 special assessment.

     Assistant United States Attorney Francis P. Sempa prosecuted the case.



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