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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 30, 2021

East Stroudsburg Man Sentenced To 68 Months’ Imprisonment For Trafficking In Fentanyl And Cocaine While Serving A Term Of Federal Supervised Release

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Grier Woodall, age 43, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on September 29, 2021, to 27 months’ imprisonment to be followed by a 6-year term of supervised release, by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, for fentanyl and cocaine trafficking.  Because Woodall engaged in this new criminal conduct while serving a term of federal supervised release, Judge Mannion also sentenced Woodall to a consecutive 41 month term of imprisonment on the supervised release violation, resulting in a total aggregate sentence of 68 months.     

According to Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, from approximately January 2019 to September 2019, Woodall possessed with the intent to distribute both fentanyl and cocaine.  Woodall engaged in this conduct while he was serving a term of federal supervised released that had been imposed in connection with a prior 2005 140-month sentence for his conviction of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Philadelphia Division and its state and local law enforcement partners in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  Assistant United States Attorney Jeffery St. John prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local and tribal enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce crime.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 30, 2021