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Scranton Man Sentenced To 210 Months In Prison For Drug 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 Javier Correa, age 41, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on January 3, 2023, to 210 months’ imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, for possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and more than 400 grams of fentanyl.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, on April 29, 2021, following a confidential tip, state parole and Drug Enforcement Administration agents searched Correa’s Scranton residence and seized 174 grams of methamphetamine, 611 grams of fentanyl, a loaded Bersa 9mm handgun, firearm magazines, ammunition, and $30,427.25.  

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

This case was 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.

This case is also 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 9, 2023

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking