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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Luzerne County Man Sentenced To Prison On Drug Charge

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Luzerne County man was sentenced today, in federal court in Scranton, by Senior United States District Judge Edwin Kosik, to serve 60 months in prison on a charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
 
According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Michael Hughes, age 27, a resident of Kingston, pleaded guilty to the charge last year.  Hughes was ordered to serve an additional 3 years’ under court supervision upon his release from prison.
  
Hughes was charged after an investigation conducted by the Kingston Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives resulted in the seizure of a firearm and a distribution quantity of marijuana from a vehicle operated by Hughes.            

The case was prosecuted by Former Assistant United States Attorney Amy Newman and Assistant United States Attorney William S. Houser.

Updated April 9, 2015