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Bushkill Man Sentenced To Prison For Violations At Delaware Water Gap

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

WILKES-BARRE- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Joseph Marcoux, age 25, of Bushkill, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on July 31, 2017, by United States Magistrate Court Judge Joseph F. Saporito, Jr. to a three-month prison term, followed by three months of home confinement and one year of supervised release for possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges stem from a traffic stop in December 2016, at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area in Bushkill.


According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Marcoux pleaded guilty on February 16, 2017, to misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, fictitious plates, and driving while operating privileges are suspended. Several other violations were dismissed pursuant to the plea agreement. Magistrate Judge Saporito also ordered Marcoux to pay fines, assessments, fees, and restitution for a door Marcoux damaged while in a holding cell, totaling $1,516.


The case was investigated by the National Park Service and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean A. Camoni.


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Updated August 1, 2017