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State Prison Inmate Pleads Guilty To Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

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

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that an inmate at SCI Waymart pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion to participating in a conspiracy that distributed heroin during November 2013 to January 2014.

     According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Eudy Gonzalez, age 24, admitted that he conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin during a three-month period, while he was in prison.

     Gonzalez was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 11, 2014, as a result of an investigation by special agents and task force officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Scranton Police.

     Gonzalez faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine up to $1 million. Judge Mannion ordered a pre-sentence investigation to be completed prior to sentencing.

     One of Gonzalez’s co-defendants, Linda Reyes, previously pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

     The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.

Updated April 17, 2015