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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Four York Men Indicted For Distributing Crack Cocaine, Cociane And Heroin

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District Pennsylvania announced the indictment by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg of four men for distribution of crack and powder cocaine and heroin in York, Pennsylvania.

     According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the indictment charges a drug trafficking scheme centered in York County between August 2013 and March 2014. Those indicted Rolando Cruz, Jr., age 29, Marc Hernandez, age 28, Douglas Kelly, age 35, and Roscoe Villega, age 39, all from York. 

     Hernandez, Kelly and Villega were previously charged in a indictment in March 2014.  Today’s indictment adds Cruz as a defendant.

     The continuing investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Michael A. Consiglio.

     Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

     A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

     In these particular cases, the maximum penalty under the federal statute is life imprisonment for the defendants and a term of supervised release following imprisonment and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.


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Updated April 9, 2015