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

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Monroe County Man Sentenced To Five Years’ Imprisonment For Firearms Offense

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that on December 12, 2017, United States District Court Judge James M. Munley sentenced Kyle Heller, age 29, of Monroe County, Pennsylvania, to five years’ imprisonment for a felony firearms offense.


According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Heller possessed a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.  In August 2016, Heller stole the firearm from an unlocked pickup truck in Monroe County, and used it to trade for cocaine and cash, with which he then purchased heroin. 


The case was investigated by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Stroud Regional Area Police Department, and the Pennsylvania State Police.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean A. Camoni prosecuted the case.


This case was brought as part of the Violent Crime Reduction Partnership (“VCRP”), a district wide initiative to combat the spread of violent crime in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the VCRP consists of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies whose mission is to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit violent crimes with firearms.


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Firearms Offenses
Updated December 13, 2017