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Schuylkill County Man Sentenced To 70 Months’ Imprisonment For Methamphetamine Trafficking

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 that on January 13, 2023, Jorgelis Torres-Figueroa, age 25, of McAdoo, PA, was sentenced to 70 months’ imprisonment to be followed by a 3-year term of supervised release by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for conspiracy to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, from September through November 2018, along with a coconspirator, Torres-Figueroa distributed approximately 490 grams of methamphetamine at locations in and around Hazleton, PA.  

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP).  Assistant United States Attorney Jeffery St John prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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Updated January 19, 2023

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking