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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 15, 2014

Monroe County Man Pleads Guilty To Heroin Trafficking

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 21-year-old Tobyhanna man pleaded guilty today before Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley to distributing heroin in the Monroe County area between November 2013 and August 2014.

     According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Kyle Westry, admitted to distributing and possessing with intent to distribute multiple bricks of heroin. A brick of heroin consist of 50 small bags.

     Westry was charged in a criminal Information filed by the United States Attorney on September 10, 2014, following an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Monroe County Drug Task Force.

     Westry faces a potential maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.  Judge Munley scheduled sentencing in the case for December 16, 2014.

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

                            
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Updated April 9, 2015