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Lackawanna County Man Charged With Drug Trafficking And Firearms Offenses

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

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that David Paul Quick, age 26, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 6, 2022, for drug trafficking and firearms offenses. The case was unsealed following Quick’s arrest.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that on June 8, 2022, in Lackawanna County, Quick possessed methamphetamine for further distribution, possessed a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possessed a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and was a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The charges against Quick resulted from an investigation conducted by the Scranton Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara and Special Assistant United States Attorney Brian Gallagher are prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Under federal law, for the drug charges, Quick faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of forty years, a term of supervised release and a fine. For the firearms charges, Quick faces an additional mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, which must run consecutive to any other sentence, a maximum sentence of life, a term of supervised release and a fine. 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.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.


Updated September 14, 2022

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