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Mount Carmel Woman Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison 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 Micia Best, age 45, of Mount Carmel, was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment to be followed by four years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Matthew W. Brann on the charge of possession with intent to distribute more than fifty grams of methamphetamine.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Best possessed more than 350 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine.  The charge stemmed from a broader investigation into drug trafficking in Northumberland County through which Best was identified as moving significant amount of methamphetamine. 

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Alisan V. Martin prosecuted the case.

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.

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Updated June 12, 2024

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking