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Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced To 300 Months’ Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

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

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Tysheen Gott, a/k/a, “LB,” age 46, of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on February 17, 2023 to 300 months’ imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion following his conviction for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, crack, and tramadol. 

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Gott was responsible for having conspired to distribute in excess of 14 kilograms of fentanyl and heroin throughout Luzerne and surrounding counties. 

Gott was also ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release upon release from custody.

Gott was one of eleven defendants indicted in May 2020.  With the exception of Gott, all other co-conspirators pleaded guilty and have been sentenced.  Gott was convicted on all charges by a jury after a trial that took place in August 2021.

This case was the result of a year-long investigation, in part driven by multiple federal wiretaps conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Wilkes-Barre Police Department, the Scranton Police Department, the Pittston City Police Department, the Plymouth Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office, the Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office and the Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michelle Olshefski and Robert O’Hara prosecuted the case.

This case is also part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

This case was also brought as part of a district wide initiative to combat the nationwide epidemic regarding the use and distribution of heroin.  Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the Heroin Initiative targets heroin traffickers operating in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and is part of a coordinated effort among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit heroin related offenses.

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Updated February 21, 2023

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking