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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 24, 2015

Elmira, New York Men Sentenced On Drug Related Offense

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Robert Howe, age 27, of Elmira, New York, was sentenced April 22 by U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for a drug related offense.

Judge Kosik sentenced Howe to 21 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute Alpha-PVP, commonly known as “bath salts.”

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Howe was initially charged in a Criminal Indictment on December 10, 2013. Howe pled guilty on July 24, 2014.

The case was investigated by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Athens Borough Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd K. Hinkley prosecuted the case.

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Updated April 24, 2015