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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Schuylkill County Man Sentenced To Over Eight Years’ Imprisonment For Allowing Drug Traffickers To Store Heroin In His Home

SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Paul Jadus, age 53, of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on May 13, 2019, by Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley to 100 months’ imprisonment to be followed by four years of supervised release for his role in a large-scale heroin trafficking conspiracy that operated in the Schuylkill County area from 2012 to late 2015.  

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Jadus previously admitted to allowing drug traffickers to store between 700 grams and one kilogram of heroin in his Shenandoah home. That drug quantity is equivalent to between 28,000 and 40,000 retail bags of heroin.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Shenandoah Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa 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 make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.         

This case was also brought as part of a district wide initiative to combat the nationwide epidemic regarding the use and distribution of heroin.  Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the Heroin Initiative targets heroin traffickers operating in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and is part of a coordinated effort among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit heroin related offenses.

 

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Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated May 15, 2019