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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Monroe County Man Sentenced To 33 Months In Prison For Heroin Trafficking

SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Jabril Greggs, age 26, of Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on December 12, 2016, by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion in Scranton, to serve 33 months in prison for distributing heroin.

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Greggs admitted to selling heroin during July 2014, and in April and May of 2015, in the Monroe County area. Greggs admitted to distributing between 80 and 100 grams of heroin, which is equivalent to between 3,000 and 4,000 retail bags of heroin. Greggs pleaded guilty in September 2016.

In rejecting the defendant’s request to be sentenced below the advisory guideline range, Judge Mannion noted the great harm that distributors of heroin were inflicting on our communities.

Judge Mannion also ordered Greggs to be placed on two years of supervised release following his prison sentence, and to pay a special assessment of $100.

Greggs was indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2014, as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police, and Pocono Mountain Regional Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of a district wide initiative to combat the nationwide   epidemic regarding the use and distribution of heroin.  Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the Heroin Initiative targets heroin traffickers operating in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and is part of a coordinated effort among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit heroin related offenses.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 14, 2016