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

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Monroe County Man Sentenced To More Than 15 Years’ Imprisonment For Interstate Prostitution And Drug Trafficking Crimes

SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Thurman Stanley, age 40, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley, to 188 months’ imprisonment for transporting women in interstate commerce for purposes of prostitution and trafficking in heroin, “molly,” and crack cocaine.


According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, between January 2013 and December 2015, Stanley transported at least four women from Pennsylvania to New York, Iowa, and North Dakota for purposes of prostitution, and also provided illegal drugs to them.


Judge Munley also ordered Stanley to be placed on three years of supervised release following his prison sentence.


Stanley was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2016, as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, Monroe County Detectives, and police in Bismarck, North Dakota. 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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Drug Trafficking
Updated August 1, 2017