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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 19, 2014

Monroe County Man Sentenced To Prison For Heroin Trafficking

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 21-year-old Tobyhanna man was sentenced to 10 months in prison today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley for distributing heroin in the Monroe County area between late 2013 and mid-2014.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Kyle Westry, previously pleaded guilty to distributing and possessing with intent to distribute multiple bricks of heroin. A brick of heroin consist of 50 small bags.

Westry was charged in a criminal Information filed by the United States Attorney on September 10, 2014, following an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Monroe County Drug Task Force.

Judge Munley also ordered Westry to serve three years on supervised release following his prison sentence, and to pay a $100 special assessment.

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

Updated April 9, 2015