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Montour County Man Sentenced To 210 Months’ Imprisonment For Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on November 29, 2022, James Edward King, III, age 45, of Danville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Matthew W. Brann, to 210 months’ imprisonment for methamphetamine trafficking.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, King was convicted on July 21, 2022, of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams and more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine. The investigation began based on information that King and his codefendant, Christopher Lee Brown, age 42, of Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, were having a large quantity of methamphetamine delivered through UPS to Union County, Pennsylvania, for distribution. The Pennsylvania State Police intercepted the shipment and arrested both King and Brown.

On June 16, 2022, Brown pleaded guilty, to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams and more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine. Brown is awaiting sentencing.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Pennsylvania State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jaime Keating and Alisan Martin are prosecuting the case.

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Updated December 1, 2022

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking