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Drug Charge Filed Against Philadelphia Man

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA - Johnny Santiago, 20, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by Information with one count of attempted possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.


If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 40 years in prison with a mandatory minimum five year term, a fine of up to $5 million, at least four years of supervised release up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.


The case was investigated by United States Postal Inspection Service.   It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Linwood C. Wright, Jr.

Updated September 9, 2015