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Carbon County Man Sentenced To Prison For Federal Firearms Offense

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2014

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Carbon County man was sentenced yesterday, in federal court in Scranton by Senior United States District Judge Edwin M. Kosik, to serve 30 months in prison on the charge of being an unlawful user of controlled substances in possession of firearms.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Jordan Bachert, age 29, of Lansford, Carbon County, previously admitted to being an unlawful user of controlled substances in 2011 and 2012, a time period in which he purchased and possessed several firearms in Carbon County.  Bachert pled guilty on October 9, 2013 to a criminal information filed on September 16, 2013.

     In addition to the prison term, Senior Judge Kosik also ordered that Bachert be supervised by a probation officer for two years following his release from prison.

     The case resulted from an investigation concerning drug and firearms trafficking in Carbon and Schuylkill Counties conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Nesquehoning and Lansford Police Departments in Carbon County.

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

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