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New Jersey Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Role In Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

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 that an Orange, New Jersey man was sentenced to five years in prison today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley in Scranton, for participating in a heroin trafficking conspiracy that operated in Luzerne County during February through October 2014.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Antuan Jamison, age 36, previously pleaded guilty to conspiring with others from Luzerne County, New Jersey, and Alabama, to distribute heroin to customers in the Luzerne County area. Agents seized more than 250 bags of heroin from Jamison and several associates in October 2014, and Jamison admitted to distributing between 100 and 400 grams of heroin, which is equivalent to approximately 3500 to 14,000 bags of heroin, to sub-distributors in Luzerne County.

Jamison was indicted by a federal grand jury in Scranton in October 2014, as a result of an investigation by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Kingston Police, Plymouth Police and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office.

Judge Munley also ordered Jamison to forfeit his interest in more than $7000 in cash and a vehicle seized during the investigation. Jamison was ordered to be placed on three years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

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

 

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Updated January 5, 2016

Topic
Drug Trafficking