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Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced To 80 Months’ Imprisonment For Distribution Of Cocaine

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

WILKES-BARRE- The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Senior United States District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo sentenced Shawn Morse, age 43, of Wilkes-Barre, yesterday to 80 months’ imprisonment for his involvement in the distribution of cocaine between 2010 and April 2013.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Morse was involved in the distribution of cocaine in the Wilkes-Barre area.  On April 3, 2013, FBI Agents arrested Morse at his Wilkes-Barre home.  On November 17, 2014, Morse appeared in federal court and pleaded guilty to a criminal information which charged him with cocaine distribution.

In addition to the 80-month term of imprisonment, Judge Caputo ordered that Morse be placed under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for a period of three years following the service of his prison sentence.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus prosecuted the case.

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Updated May 8, 2015