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

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Monroe County Man Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Multi-County Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a 32-year-old Effort resident was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani to 96 months’ imprisonment for participating in a drug conspiracy that was responsible for distributing large quantities of heroin, cocaine and other drugs during a four-year time period in Monroe, Montgomery, and Berks Counties.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Ramon Baez pleaded guilty in April 2015 to his involvement in regularly obtaining drugs from suppliers in Reading and New York, and distributing those drugs to other dealers in Reading and the Monroe County area.

Baez was indicted by a federal grand jury in March 2014, following an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Homeland Security Investigations, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Berks County Detectives and Montgomery County Detectives.

Judge Mariani ordered Baez to be placed on three years of supervised release following his prison sentence. Baez must also pay a special assessment of $100.

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


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Updated July 14, 2015