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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 21, 2022

Stroudsburg Man Sentenced To Two Years’ Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Robert Scott a/k/a “Wells,” age 39, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on March 18, 2022, to 24 months in prison by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for drug trafficking.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Scott distributed and possessed with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base (“crack”) and MDMA (“molly”), on five separate occasions between December 2016 and February 2019 in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  A search warrant executed at a Howard Johnson Hotel room in Bartonsville, where Scott lived at the time of his arrest in 2019, resulted in the seizure of cocaine, cocaine base, MDMA, a digital scale, $509 in cash, and drug packaging materials.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Stroud Area Regional Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean A. Camoni.

This case was 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 work 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.

This prosecution is part of an extensive Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 21, 2022