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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Scranton Man Sentenced To Over 12 Years’ Imprisonment For Role In Drug Conspiracy

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that on October 25, 2017, United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion sentenced Louis Bracey, age 41, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to 151 months’ imprisonment for his role in a drug conspiracy.


According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brander, Bracey pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin and crack cocaine throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania between February and April of 2016. 


Bracey was indicted by a grand jury on October 25, 2016, and pleaded guilty pursuant to a plea agreement on January 10, 2017.


The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Police Departments conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorneys Evan Gotlob and Sean Camoni 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.


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Drug Trafficking
Updated October 26, 2017