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Lackawanna County Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin Throughout the Area

September 26, 2012

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Everett Salvesen, age 34, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo to a 60-month term of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release. Salvesen will also forfeit $22,403.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Salvesen was indicted in November 2011 following a joint investigation by the Scranton Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

     Salvesen conspired with others to distribute heroin between October 2009 through August 2011. He pleaded guilty in March 2012 to conspiring to distribute in excess of 100 grams of heroin throughout both Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties.

     The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski.


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