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Texas Man Charged With Drug Trafficking Offense

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

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Daniel Torres, age 31, of San Antonio, Texas, was indicted on July 14, 2022, by a federal grand jury on a drug trafficking charge.

According to United States Gerard M. Karam, the indictment charges Torres with possession with intent to distribute at more than 500 grams of cocaine on May 31, 2022, in Centre County.

This case was investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Alisan V. Martin is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine is 40 years’ imprisonment and a fine.  A sentence for each of these offenses also includes a period of supervised release following imprisonment.  A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged by indictment are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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.

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Updated July 25, 2022

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking