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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Franklin County Man Sentenced To 75 Months For Conspiracy To Distribute Heroin And Possession Of A Firearm In Furtherance Of Drug Trafficking

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Kyle Gordon, age 29, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo to 75 months’ imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Possession of a Weapon in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking.

 

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, in the fall of 2014, Gordon, a man on state parole for burglary, obtained heroin from Baltimore, Maryland and distributed heroin out of a residence in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. The Franklin County Drug Taskforce executed a search warrant at the residence where Gordon was staying in Franklin County and located 10 grams of heroin and a Ruger, 9mm, semi-automatic handgun inside.

 

This matter was investigated by officers and troopers comprising the Franklin County Drug Taskforce and special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chelsea Schinnour.

 

This case was brought as part of a district wide initiative to combat the nationwide epidemic regarding the use and distribution of heroin. Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the Heroin Initiative targets heroin traffickers operating in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and is part of a coordinated effort among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit heroin related offenses.

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 15, 2017