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

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Philadelphia Man Charged With Intent To Distribute

Joseph Massimino, Jr., of the 700 block of Mountain Street in Philadelphia, was charged today by Indictment with one count of possession with the intent to distribution an array of controlled substances - methamphetamine (actual), fentanyl, heroin, marijuana, and methadone - in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), as well as with one count of possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), announced United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.  


If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, and a mandatory term of imprisonment of fifteen years.


The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nancy B. Winter.


An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Updated January 26, 2018