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

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Philadelphia Man Charged In Heroin Conspiracy

PHILADELPHIA – An indictment was filed today charging Jose Ramon Liriano-Compres, 53, of Philadelphia, PA, with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and three counts of distribution of heroin, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

Liriano-Compres and another individual, charged elsewhere, were allegedly part of a heroin conspiracy. According to the indictment, on three separate occasions in June of 2015, Liriano-Compres distributed over 300 grams of heroin in Philadelphia.

If convicted, Liriano-Compres faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison with a maximum possible sentence of life, a $400 special assessment, up to eight years of supervised release, and a potential fine.  

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Clare Putnam Pozos.


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

Drug Trafficking
Updated March 30, 2016