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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Luzerne County Woman Pleads Guilty To Participating In Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Plymouth woman pleaded guilty today before Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley to conspiracy to distribute heroin in the Luzerne County area.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Megan Fox, age 28, admitted to participating in the drug trafficking conspiracy responsible for distributing large quantities of heroin during February through October 2014.

Fox was indicted along with five other defendants in October 2014, as a result of an investigation by The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Kingston Police, Plymouth Police, Wilkes-Barre Police, Edwardsville Police, and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office.

Judge Munley scheduled sentencing for April 21, 2015.  Fox faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa and Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney Jill Matthews who is assigned to this case as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Updated April 9, 2015