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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 5, 2017

Bristol Man Charged With Intent To Distribute Heroin and Firearm

Dwayne J. Lynch, 28, of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was charged on May 4, 2017 by Indictment[1] with possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Louis D. Lappen. The indictment charges that on or about March 21, 2016, in Bristol, Lynch possessed heroin, which he intended to distribute, and also possessed a Remington model 870 Wingmaster sawed-off shotgun with a 13-inch barrel cut from the original length of 18 inches, bearing serial number S096668V, loaded with four live rounds and one spent shell casing, during and relation to a drug trafficking crime, after having been convicted of a felony.

If convicted of all counts, Lynch faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, with a mandatory 10-year minimum sentence consecutive to any other sentence imposed, a $1,500,000 fine, a mandatory-minimum three years up to lifetime supervised release, and a $300 special assessment.

This case has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Bristol Borough Police Department. The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. Zaleski.

 

[1]An Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated May 5, 2017