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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Delaware County Man Sentenced To Over 19 Years’ Imprisonment For Methamphetamine Trafficking

HARRISBURG – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Tyrone Smith, age 31, of Chester, Pennsylvania, was sentenced yesterday to 235 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner for his role in distributing at least 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine in central and southeastern Pennsylvania.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Smith conspired to and did distribute 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 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.

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 maximum penalty under federal law for this offense was life imprisonment, a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, 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.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 31, 2022