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Two New York Men Sentenced For Trafficking Heroin

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 today that William Nelson, age 42, and Greg Bush, age 53, both of Brooklyn, New York were sentenced in federal court in Scranton on charges of trafficking in 100 grams or more of heroin.

United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani sentenced Nelson to 37 months imprisonment and Bush was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment.  This case involved the prosecution of 8 defendants.  Five have been previously sentenced.  One went to trial, was convicted, and is awaiting sentencing. 

According to the United States Attorney Peter Smith, both Nelson and Bush were part of an Indictment that was filed on October 16, 2012 in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  The Indictment charged that between September 2011 through May 2012, Nelson and Bush were involved in a conspiracy to distribute and possessed with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin from New York to Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. 

The prosecution arose from the efforts of a joint investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Agency in Scranton, 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