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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 26, 2020

East Stroudsburg Man Sentenced For Heroin Trafficking

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani sentenced Raheem Marrow, age 48, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, to 75 months’ imprisonment and a six-year term of supervised release for heroin trafficking.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Marrow pleaded guilty to distributing and possessing with the intent to distribute heroin within 1,000 feet of a protected location.  Marrow sold heroin to an informant on four occasions between June 2016 and March 2017 within 1,000 feet of a school or playground.  A warranted search of Marrow’s residence yielded heroin, packaging materials, and a .22 caliber handgun.  Marrow took responsibility for the heroin and firearm, and admitted to his criminal conduct. 

The case was investigated by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Stroud Regional Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean A. Camoni.

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 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 law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

This case was brought as part of a district wide initiative to combat the nationwide epidemic regarding the use and distribution of heroin.  Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the Heroin Initiative targets heroin traffickers operating in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and is part of a coordinated effort among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit heroin related offenses.

 

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated June 26, 2020