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

Thursday, January 28, 2016

New York City Man Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Cocaine Trafficking

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 28 year old New York City resident was sentenced today to 46 months in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for selling cocaine and crack cocaine in the Lackawanna and Luzerne County areas.   

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the conviction and sentence are the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police into the sale of drugs at various motels in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties.  On August 28, 2015, Cedrick Johnson pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine and crack on numerous occasions between 2012 and July 2013.

Judge Mariani also ordered Johnson to be placed on three years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John C. Gurganus, Jr.


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Drug Trafficking
Updated January 28, 2016