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Freeland Man Sentenced To Prison For His Role In Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

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 that a 34-year-old Freeland resident was sentenced yesterday to 37 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy that operated in Monroe and Berks Counties during 2010 to 2013.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Arnando Diaz-DeJesus, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine, cocaine base (“crack”), and Oxycodone.

Diaz-DeJesus was indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Scranton in June 2013, as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, and Berks County Detectives.

Judge Mariani also ordered that Diaz-DeJesus spend three years on supervised release following his prison sentence and pay a $100 special assessment.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.

Updated April 9, 2015