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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Former Hughestown Borough Police Officer Sentenced To 30 Months’ Imprisonment

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that that United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion has sentenced Robert F. Evans, Jr., age 39, of Moosic, Pennsylvania, to 30 months’ imprisonment.  On July 15, 2014, Evans pleaded guilty to a one-count Criminal Information charging that he distributed oxycodone on numerous occasions between August 2012 and July 29, 2013.  At the time of the offense, Evans was employed as a police officer with the Hughestown Borough Police Department. 

     According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, at the guilty plea hearing, Evans acknowledged distributing approximately 750 oxycodone pills during the scheme.  He also admitted abusing his position of trust as a police officer which significantly facilitated and concealed the offense.  

     In addition to the imprisonment term, Judge Mannion ordered that Evans serve a three-year term of supervised release after completion of his prison sentence.

     The case was investigated by special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney John Gurganus prosecuted the case.

Updated April 9, 2015