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Philadelphia Woman Pleads Guilty To Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

March 26, 2014

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Philadelphia resident pleaded guilty on March 25, 2014 before U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion to participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy that distributed heroin during November 2013 to March 2014.

     According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Linda Reyes, age 23, admitted that she conspired with others, including an inmate at the Waymart State Prison, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin during a two-month time period.

     Reyes was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 11, 2014, as a result of an investigation by special agents and task force officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Scranton Police.

     Reyes faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine up to $1 million. Judge Mannion ordered a pre-sentence investigation to be completed prior to sentencing.

     The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.


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