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Luzerne County Man Sentenced To Prison For Federal Heroin Trafficking Charges

January 16, 2013

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a Luzerne County man was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge James M. Munley to serve 60 months in prison on the charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, David Gilliam, age 27, of Forty Fort, previously 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.

     In addition to the prison term, Judge Munley also ordered that Gilliam be supervised by a probation officer for three years following his prison sentence.

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

     The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Robert J. O’Hara.


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