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

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hanover Pennsylvania Heroin Dealer Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison In Connection With Two Heroin Overdose-Related Deaths

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Zachary Aaron Staley, age 30, of Hanover, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo to 20 years in prison for distributing heroin that resulted in two deaths. Judge Rambo further ordered that Staley pay $19,024.75 in restitution.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, in November 2007 and again in September 2008, Staley sold heroin to two individuals in the Hanover, Pennsylvania area who died of overdoses after using the heroin Staley sold them.

     Staley was indicted in February 2012 and pleaded guilty in January 2013.

     The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Adams County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Joseph J. Terz.

Updated April 9, 2015