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Camp Hill Man Sentenced To 210 Months In Prison For Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Ryan Coggins, age 37, of Camp Hill and Spring City, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on February 9, 2023 by United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner to 17 ½ years in federal prison after pleading guilty to distributing and conspiring to distribute multiple pounds of methamphetamine. 

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the charges against Coggins were the result of several-years long investigation into methamphetamine trafficking throughout multiple counties in southcentral and eastern Pennsylvania.  Coggins admitted to using his home in Camp Hill as the hub for his methamphetamine trafficking.  At least 22 other individuals were indicted for conspiring with Coggins and actually distributing approximately 16 pounds of methamphetamine from June of 2017 until December 19, 2020 in Dauphin, Cumberland, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lancaster, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Philadelphia counties.

The following co-defendants have already been sentenced by Judge Conner as follows:

  • Nicholas Eastman, 140 months’ imprisonment;
  • Ryan Eastman, 120 months’ imprisonment, and
  • Tyrone Smith, 235 month’s imprisonment.

The remaining co-defendants have either pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing or are awaiting trial in September 2023.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

 The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, as well as many law enforcement agencies in the counties where the distribution activities were occurring. Assistant U.S. Attorneys William A. Behe and Christian Haugsby prosecuted the case.

All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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Updated February 21, 2023

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking