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Pittston Man Sentenced To More Than Two Years In Federal Prison For His Role In A Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

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

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 22-year-old Pittston resident was sentenced today to serve 25 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley for his role in a heroin trafficking conspiracy that operated in Luzerne County during 2013 and early 2014.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Robert Romasiewicz, previously pleaded guilty to conspiring with Sal Biscotto, also of Pittston, and others to obtain heroin from suppliers in New Jersey and distribute it to customers in Luzerne County. Biscotto, who also pleaded guilty to participating in the conspiracy, is awaiting sentencing in the case.

Romasiewicz was charged in a criminal Information filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in April 2014, as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office, and Pittston Police.

Judge Munley also ordered that Romasiewicz spend three years on supervised release following his prison sentence, pay a $300 fine and a $100 special assessment.

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

Updated April 16, 2015