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Pittston Man Sentenced To 63 Months In Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute Bath Salts

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

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Alan Folweiler, age 22, of Pittston, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 63 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion for participating in a conspiracy to distribute alpha-pvp, commonly known as “bath salts.”

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Folweiler pleaded guilty in April 2015 to his involvement in the conspiracy which was responsible for distributing large quantities of alpha-pvp, a controlled substance analogue, to others during 2011 through 2013.

Folweiler was indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2014, following an investigation by Department of Homeland Security agents, the Pennsylvania State Police, and West Pittston Police.

Judge Mannion also ordered Folweiler to serve three years on supervised release following his prison sentence, and to pay a special assessment of $100.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.


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Updated August 20, 2015