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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Pittston Man Sentenced To 41 Months In Prison For Participating In A Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 38-year-old Pittston man was sentenced  to 41 months in prison today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik in Scranton, for conspiring with others to distribute heroin in the Luzerne County area during a four-year time period.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Sal Biscotto, previously pleaded guilty to committing the crime during 2010 through February 2014.

Biscotto was charged in a Criminal Information filed by the United States Attorney on October 7, 2014, following an investigation by special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Judge Kosik ordered Biscotto to be placed on three years of supervised release following his prison sentence. Biscotto must also pay a $100 special assessment.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa prosecuted the case.

Updated April 9, 2015