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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Luzerne County Man Sentenced To More Than 14 Years In Prison For Drug Trafficking

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a  former Kingston resident was sentenced today to serve 175 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for distributing heroin and cocaine during a four-year time period.

     According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, James Featherstone, age 34, previously admitted to distributing cocaine and heroin on multiple occasions in Luzerne County during January 2009 through September of 2013, and possessing a firearm in connection with his drug trafficking.

     The charge against Featherstone resulted from an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Pennsylvania State Police, Kingston Police, and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office.

     Featherstone must also serve three years on supervised release following his prison sentence faces and pay a $100 special assessment.

     The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.

Updated April 9, 2015