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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Reading Man Sentenced To 28 Months In Prison For Heroin Trafficking

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 58-year-old Reading man was sentenced to 28 months in prison Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for conspiring with others to distribute heroin in the Monroe-Berks County area in 2013.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Richard Carvajal, previously pleaded guilty to participating in the drug conspiracy.

Carvajal was indicted by a federal grand jury in March 2014, as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, and Berks County Detectives.

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

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

Updated April 9, 2015