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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 2, 2014

Carbon County Man Sentenced To Prison For Federal Cocaine Trafficking Charges

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Carbon County man was sentenced today, in federal court in Scranton by Senior United States District Judge Edwin M. Kosik, to serve 30 months in prison on the charge of distributing cocaine.

     According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Joseph Revell, age 21, of Nesquehoning, Carbon County, previously pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine in the Carbon County area between January 2011 and December 2012.

     In addition to the prison term, Senior Judge Kosik also ordered that Revell be supervised by a probation officer for three years following his release from prison.

     Revell was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 30, 2012, after an  investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Nesquehoning and Lansford Police Departments in Carbon County.

     Previously, Alexander “Butch”  Sommers, age 48, of Summit Hill, Carbon County, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for participating in the same cocaine trafficking ring.

     The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara.

Updated April 16, 2015