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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 7, 2022

Schuylkill County Man Sentenced To 100 Months’ Imprisonment For Methamphetamine Trafficking

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that David Collazo, age 34, of Frackville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on January 6, 2022, to 100 months’ imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Collazo previously pleaded guilty and admitted to possessing between 50 and 150 grams of highly-pure crystal methamphetamine for further distribution in the Schuylkill County area between December 2018 and February 2019.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. O’Hara prosecuted the case.

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 7, 2022