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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 22, 2014

Scranton Woman Sentenced To Five Years Imprisonment For Trafficking Heroin

The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Siquana Wallace, age 39, Scranton, was sentenced on December 18, 2014 in federal court in Scranton on a charge of trafficking in excess of 100 grams of heroin.

United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani sentenced Wallace to 60 months imprisonment followed by eight years of supervised release.  Wallace was charged in an indictment filed on October 16, 2012.  She pleaded guilty on May 29, 2013 to conspiring to distribute in excess of 100 grams of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance, from September 2011 through May 2012. 

This case was part of an investigation of a conspiracy to distribute heroin between New York and Scranton and Wilkes-Barre by the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office – Detective Division, the Pennsylvania State Police, as well as both the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Police Departments.  Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski prosecuted the case.

Updated April 9, 2015