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Columbia County Man Charged With Drug Trafficking Offenses

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

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Larry Todd Wilcox, age 55, of Berwick, Pennsylvania, was indicted on December 8, 2022, by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking charges. The case was unsealed following Wilcox’s arrest.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment charges Wilcox with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of 50 grams and more of actual methamphetamine on July 26, 2022, in Columbia County.  Wilcox is also charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of 50 grams and more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine on November 3, 2022, in Luzerne County.

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.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Alisan V. Martin is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for the most significant offense is life imprisonment, a period of supervised release, and a fine.  A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged by indictment are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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Updated December 22, 2022

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking