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

Friday, February 2, 2018

Pittston Man Sentenced To 33 Month’s Imprisonment For Role In Drug Conspiracy

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that on January 31, 2018, United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion sentenced Evans Samuel Santos Diaz, age 33, of Pittston, Pennsylvania, to 33 months’ imprisonment for his role in a drug conspiracy. 

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Santos Diaz was convicted after a three-day trial in August 2017, of conspiring to distribute cocaine and 30 grams of heroin (which equates to approximately 1,200 individual doses) throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania between February and April 2016.

Santos Diaz was indicted by a grand jury on October 25, 2016.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pennsylvania State Police, and the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Police Departments.  Assistant United States Attorneys Evan Gotlob and Sean Camoni 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 to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit heroin related offenses.


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Drug Trafficking
Updated February 2, 2018