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Scranton Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

WILLIAMSPORT- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Javier Correa, age 40, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, to possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Correa admitted to possessing fentanyl, methamphetamine and a firearm in April 2021, during a search of his Scranton residence by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

This case was investigated by DEA, the Scranton Police Department, and the Pennsylvania State Parole officers.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey W. MacArthur and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Gallagher are prosecuting the case.

The defendant faces a maximum of term of life imprisonment and a fine.  A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

This case is being 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 works 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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Updated May 23, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods