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Monroe County Man Sentenced To Prison For

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Federal Cocaine Trafficking Charges

    The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Monroe County man was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Edwin M. Kosik to serve 60 months in prison on the charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. 

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Jhonathan Gutierrez-Esquea, age 33, formerly of Stroudsburg, Monroe County, admitted to participating in a drug-trafficking conspiracy which obtained cocaine in Texas and distributed the cocaine in the Monroe County and Northampton County areas in 2011. 

     Gutierrez-Esquea also faces deportation proceedings.

     In addition to the prison term, Senior Judge Kosik also ordered that Gutierrez-Esquea be supervised by a probation officer for two years following his prison sentence if he is not deported. 

     The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Stroud Area Regional Police Department and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations.

     The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara.


Updated April 9, 2015