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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Monroe County Man Sentenced To Six Years In Prison For Crack Cocaine Trafficking

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 35-year-old Stroudsburg area man was sentenced to six years in prison by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for distributing crack cocaine in the Monroe County area in 2013.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Jose Hernandez-Tirado, previously pleaded guilty to distribution and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Hernandez-Tirado was charged in an Information filed in August 2014. The charge against Hernandez-Tirado resulted from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, the Pennsylvania State Police, and Berks County Detectives.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa prosecuted the case.

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Updated April 20, 2015