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

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Harrisburg Man Sentenced To 43 Months For Heroin Trafficking

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Daleo G. Powell, age 34, of Harrisburg, was sentenced to 43 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin by Senior U.S. District Court Judge William W. Caldwell in Harrisburg.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the sentence follows a two- day jury trial in January 2016.  The charges were the result of an initial investigation by Harrisburg Bureau of Police in December 2014 in which Powell was found in possession of a loaded firearm and nine bundles of heroin in Harrisburg.  The jury acquitted Powell of a related firearms charge. The nine bundles contained 90 bags or 90 individual doses of heroin. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Harrisburg Bureau of Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meredith A. Taylor.

This case is 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.


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Drug Trafficking
Updated September 6, 2016