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Exeter Man Sentenced To 132 Months Imprisonment For Distributing Crack Cocaine At Casino

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that United States District Judge Malachy Mannion sentenced Sekou Lashley, age 36, to 132 months’ imprisonment for distributing cocaine base (crack) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, on March 19, 2015.  Judge Mannion found that Lashley qualified as a career offender, subject to enhanced penalties, after consideration of his extensive criminal history.

Lashley previously pleaded guilty to an indictment that charged him with the sale of four bags of crack cocaine to a confidential informant at the casino bar.  Judge Mannion imposed a 120-month sentence for that offense.  At the time, Lashley was serving a term of federal supervised release associated with a 2008 conviction, also in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin.  Judge Mannion imposed a 12-month sentence for violating the terms of his supervised release, to run consecutive to the 120-month sentence.  Lashley also was sentenced to a three-year term of supervised release, to commence at the conclusion of his term of imprisonment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Phillip J. Caraballo prosecuted the case.


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Updated May 10, 2016

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