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

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Nesspor Pleads Guilty To Oxycontin Trafficking Conspiracy

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 54-year-old West Lawn, Pennsylvania resident pleaded guilty today in Scranton before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik to participating in an Oxycontin trafficking conspiracy that operated in Schuylkill and Berks County in 2011.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Stephen Nesspor admitted to conspiring with at least two others to unlawfully distribute 80mg Oxycontin pills.

     Nesspor was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2011, as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pennsylvania State Police.

     Judge Kosik ordered a pre-sentence investigation report to be completed. Nesspor faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. No date was set for sentencing.

     Two of Nesspor’s co-defendants previously entered guilty pleas in the case. Richard Law was sentenced to 15 months in prison. Michael Beaver pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

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

Updated April 9, 2015