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Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Washington
Spokane Man Sentenced in Federal Court

Spokane – William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Robert Dvorak, age 29, of Spokane, Washington, was sentenced after having pleaded guilty on August 21, 2019, to conspiracy to distribute heroin and methamphetamine. United States District Judge Stanley A. Bastian sentenced Dvorak to a 90-month (7.5 years) term of imprisonment, to be followed by a 4-year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison.

According to information disclosed during court proceedings, in April 2018, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents began investigating Dvorak for suspected drug trafficking. As part of the investigation, ATF executed a warrant to search Dvorak’s residence, seizing two pounds of heroin and twenty grams of methamphetamine.

United States Attorney Hyslop said, “Dvorak has been deservedly punished with prison time for distributing dangerous drugs in our community. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington and our law enforcement partners will continue to work vigorously to investigate and prosecute individuals who engage in such conduct.”

This case was prosecuted under the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program. PSN is a federal, state, and local law enforcement collaboration to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals responsible for violent crimes in our neighborhoods. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is partnering with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement to specifically identify the criminals responsible for violent crime in the Eastern District of Washington and pursue criminal prosecution.

This case was investigated by the Spokane Resident Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Patrick J. Cashman, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

Updated December 6, 2019

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Press Release Number: 2:19-CR-00008-SAB-1