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Lehigh Valley Drug Trafficker Sentenced for Distributing Variety of Illegal Drugs Including Meth, Cocaine, “Crack Cocaine” and Marijuana

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


PHILADELPHIA – First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Jerome Lamont Duggan, 46, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania was sentenced to 324 months’ imprisonment, five years’ of supervised release and a $2,500 fine by United States District Judge Joseph F. Leeson, Jr., for his crimes related to trafficking a multitude of drugs throughout the Lehigh Valley.


From about March through early-May 2016, Duggan and his co-conspirators possessed with intent to distribute and distributed illegal drugs including approximately 2.4 kilograms of methamphetamine in various locations throughout Northampton and Lehigh Counties, Pennsylvania.  In March 2019, a jury found Duggan guilty of all counts of the Superseding Indictment, including one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and counts charging possession with intent to distribute:  (a) 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; (b) 500 grams or more of cocaine; (c) 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”); and (d) approximately 772 grams of marijuana. 


Duggan and other members of this drug organization pumped huge quantities of dangerous drugs into our community,” said First Assistant U.S. Attorney Williams. “These traffickers essentially delivered destruction to our communities. Our office is determined to investigate and convict these criminals, and put them behind bars.”


“Duggan was convicted and sentenced for distributing a substantial amount of dangerous drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana across the Lehigh Valley,” said Jonathan A. Wilson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Philadelphia Field Division.  “The DEA, working with our partner federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies will continue to identify and investigate drug-traffickers like Duggan that seek to poison our communities.” 


The case was investigated by Drug Enforcement Administration-Allentown Resident Office, United States Postal Inspection Service, Homeland Security Investigations, Pennsylvania State Police, Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office Detectives, and Allentown and Bethlehem Police Departments, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kishan Nair.


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Updated September 18, 2019

Drug Trafficking