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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 22, 2017

East Stroudsburg Man Sentenced For Heroin Trafficking Near High School

SCRANTON- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that on December 21, 2017, United States District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo sentenced Naajeh Torres, age 24, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, to 24 months’ imprisonment on drug trafficking charges.

 

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Torres pleaded guilty on October 25, 2017, to an indictment charging the distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of Stroudsburg High School property in April 2016.  Additionally, Torres admitted to distributing between 40 and 60 grams of heroin over a three-month period in 2016, which is the equivalent of between 1,600 and 2,400 individual doses. 

           

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Stroud Area Regional Police Department and was being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean A. Camoni.

 

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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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 22, 2017