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

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lancaster Man Charged With Drug Distribution

PHILADELPHIA - Felix Mendez, 40 of Lancaster, PA, was charged by indictment, unsealed today, with three counts of distribution of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger and Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams.


If convicted the defendant faces a maximum statutory sentence of 120 years in prison with a mandatory minimum five years in prison, four years of supervised release, a fine of up to $15 million, and a $300 special assessment.


The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Allentown Resident Agency, the Reading Police Department, and the Berks County District Attorney’s Office with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Lancaster Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joseph A. LaBar and Special Assistant United States Attorney Jesse Leisawitz.


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

Updated February 4, 2016