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Wilkes-barre man charged with drug trafficking offense

July 8, 2014

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Senior United States District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo has sentenced Alfred Oglesby, age 42, of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to three years’ imprisonment for distributing cocaine on numerous occasions between 2010 and April 2, 2013. 

     According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Oglesby obtained cocaine from another cocaine distributor in Wilkes-Barre for distribution to others in the Luzerne County area.  On February 24, 2014, Oglesby appeared in federal court and pleaded guilty to cocaine distribution.  In doing so, he admitted to distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine during the scheme. 

     In addition to the three-year term of imprisonment, Judge Caputo ordered that Oglesby be placed under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for a period of three years following the service of his prison sentence. 

     The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office; and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus prosecuted the case.



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