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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Harrisburg Man Sentenced To 19 Years’ Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking And Firearm Offenses

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on March 22, 2022, Damon Todd Carey, age 32, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 228 months of imprisonment to be followed by 96 months of supervised release by United States District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo.  Carey previously was convicted following a jury trial of cocaine trafficking and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, during the trial, the government presented evidence of an extensive drug trafficking operation led by Carey, which included large quantities of cocaine, over $80,000 cash, a loaded firearm, money counter, digital scales, kilogram press, five cellphones, ledger totaling $92,700 in drug debts, and duffel bags filled with drug cooking equipment, cutting ingredients, and packaging materials.  At the time of his arrest and federal charges, Carey was on supervised release, and had just completed a 120-month prison sentence for drug trafficking. 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Harrisburg Police Department, who received valuable assistance from the United States Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daryl F. Bloom prosecuted the case.

This case was part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated March 24, 2022