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New Jersey Man Sentenced To 11 Years’ Imprisonment For Heroin Trafficking

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

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Anthony McCoy, a/k/a “Hard Times,” age 36, of New Jersey, was sentenced on June 8, 2021, by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani to 132 months’ imprisonment for drug trafficking.

According to Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, McCoy pleaded guilty to a heroin trafficking conspiracy, and admitted that he was responsible for the distribution and possession with intent to distribute between 1 kilogram and 3 kilograms of heroin between August 2016 and February 2018.  One kilogram of heroin is the equivalent of approximately 40,000 individual doses. After serving his term of imprisonment, McCoy must serve an additional four years under supervised release.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Stroud Area Regional Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean A. Camoni is prosecuting the case.

This case was brought as part of a district wide initiative to combat the nationwide epidemic regarding the use and distribution of heroin.  Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the Heroin Initiative targets heroin traffickers operating in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and is part of a coordinated effort among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit heroin related offenses.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local and tribal enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce crime.

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Updated June 9, 2021

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking