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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 26, 2016

New York Man Sentenced On Drug Trafficking Charges

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Ibrahim Stevens, age 26 of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Conner for his role in a drug trafficking operation in Williamsport.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the charge arose from an investigation conducted by the Lycoming Narcotics Enforcement Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. During a search of Stevens’ apartment in May 2014, police found 80 grams of crack cocaine and heroin.  The drugs were found partially flushed in a toilet.   

A second co-defendant, Anthony Gaskin, has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit.  Assistant United States Attorney Geoffrey W. MacArthur 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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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 26, 2016