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Luzerne County Man Sentenced To 27 Months’ Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking

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 Jarrett Edmonds, age 37, of Ashley, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on June 4, 2020, by U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani to 27 months’ imprisonment followed by six years on supervised release for possessing with intent to deliver quantities of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine.  

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Edmonds previously pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to deliver quantities of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine in Luzerne County in July 2017.

The case was investigated by task force officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Luzerne County Detectives, and Wilkes-Barre Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa prosecuted 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 make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

This case was also 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.


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Updated June 8, 2020

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking