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Monroe County Man Sentenced To Prison For Federal Cocaine Trafficking And Money Laundering Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2013

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Monroe County man was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Edwin M. Kosik to serve 60 months in prison on the charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Dickson Gutierrez, age 37, formerly of Stroudsburg, Monroe County, previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute powder cocaine and to commit money laundering in the Monroe County and Northampton County areas in 2011.  As part of his plea agreement, Gutierrez also agreed to forfeit to the United States two properties in the Dominican Republic which were purchased with the proceeds of cocaine trafficking activity.

     In addition to the prison term, Senior Judge Kosik also ordered that Gutierrez be supervised by a probation officer for four years following his prison sentence.

     The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Stroud Area Regional Police Department and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations.

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



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