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Philadelphia Man Convicted Of Heroin Trafficking And Firearms Violation Following Jury Trial

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

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Jose Juan Albertorio-Garcia, age 47, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was convicted of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and distributing a controlled substance after a two and a half day jury trial in Harrisburg before U.S. District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the jury returned with the verdict of guilty after approximately two hours of deliberation. The charges against Albertorio-Garcia are a result of his supplying other drug dealers with heroin for distribution in Harrisburg in March 2014.  Following Albertorio-Garcia’s arrest on March 18, 2014, the Pennsylvania State Police seized additional quantities of heroin and a firearm from his home on Rorer Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. No sentencing date has been set for Albertorio-Garcia.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pennsylvania State Police and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith A. Taylor.


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Updated November 4, 2015

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