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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New York Women Sentenced For Trafficking Heroin

The United States Attorney=s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Merisol Merry, age 40, Brooklyn, New York was sentenced in federal court in Scranton on a charge of trafficking in excess of 100 grams of heroin.

United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani sentenced Merry to 18 months imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release.  Merry originally waived indictment and was charged by way of Information on April 18, 2013.  The Information filed in the Middle District of Pennsylvania charged that between September 2011 through May 2012 in the Southern District of New York, Merry distributed and possessed with intent to distribute at least 100 but less than 400 grams of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance. 

This case involved the prosecution of seven other defendants involved in a conspiracy to possess and distribute heroin from New York to Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  The prosecution arose from the efforts of a joint investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Agency in Scranton, the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office – Detective Division, the Pennsylvania State Police, as well as both the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Police Departments.  Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski prosecuted the case.     

                      
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Updated April 9, 2015