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Harrisburg Man Indicted On Heroin Trafficking Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG -  A Harrisburg man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg on multiple charges involving the unlawful distribution of heroin.

United States Attorney Peter Smith announced that Joshua Ingram, 20, of Harrisburg, was charged in a five count indictment with unlawfully distributing heroin on three specific occasions, possessing heroin with the intent to distribute on another occasion, and with conspiring with persons known and unknown to the grand jury to distribute heroin since at least January 2014.

The case was investigated by the Harrisburg Resident Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Harrisburg Police Department, Dauphin County Drug Task Force and the Dauphin County Probation Office. Prosecution of the case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William A. Behe.

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 guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The maximum penalty under federal law is 20 years of imprisonment on each count, 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 June 10, 2015