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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Saylorsburg Man Sentenced To Prison For Role In Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 29-year-old Saylorsburg man was sentenced to 10 months in prison today by U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani in Scranton, Pennsylvania for conspiring with others to distribute illegal drugs in the Monroe-Berks County area in 2011-2013.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Stephen Krpata, previously pleaded guilty to participating in the drug conspiracy that was responsible for distributing cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and oxycodone.

Krpata was indicted by a federal grand jury in June 2013, 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 Krpata 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.

          

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Updated June 2, 2015