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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Harrisburg Man Sentenced For Illegally Selling Prescription Painkillers

HARRISBURG-  The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Anthony Williams, age 55, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 86 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Yvette Kane for unlawfully distributing prescription painkillers.

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, on March 9, 2015, Williams distributed 50, 10 mg. hydrocodone pills and on March 19, 2015, he distributed 60, 10 mg. oxycodone pills to an individual cooperating with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

This case was brought as 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 to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit heroin related offenses.

The case was investigated by the Harrisburg Resident Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Dauphin County Drug Task Force, and the Harrisburg Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney William A. Behe prosecuted the case.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 4, 2017