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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Luzerne County Woman Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute Bath Salts

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Tiffany Pradel, age 31, of Dupont, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion for participating in a conspiracy to distribute alpha-pvp, commonly known as “bath salts.”

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Pradel pleaded guilty in January 2015 to her involvement in the conspiracy which was responsible for distributing large quantities of alpha-pvp, a controlled substance analogue, to others during 2011 through 2013.

Pradel was indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2014, following an investigation by Department of Homeland Security agents, the Pennsylvania State Police, and West Pittston Police.

Judge Mannion also ordered Pradel to serve three years on supervised release following her prison sentence, and to pay a special assessment of $100.

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

 

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Updated July 1, 2015