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Former Dunmore Man Sentenced To Nine Years’ Imprisonment For Distributing Heroin

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

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion has sentenced Kevin Lawrence Johnson, age 35, formerly of Dunmore, Pennsylvania, to nine years’ imprisonment for distributing heroin on numerous occasions between 2010 and May 2013 in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Johnson routinely obtained heroin in Philadelphia and transported it to Lackawanna County for distribution with the assistance of street level dealers working for him.  On September 4, 2013, Johnson appeared in federal court and pleaded guilty to heroin distribution.  In doing so, he admitted to distributing more than 400 grams of heroin during the scheme.  In addition to the nine-year term of imprisonment, Judge Mannion ordered that Johnson be placed under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for a period of three years following the service of his prison sentence.

     The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Scranton Police Department, and the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus prosecuted the case.

Updated April 16, 2015