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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced For Heroin Trafficking And Firearm Charges

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 32-year-old Wilkes-Barre man was sentenced to 360 months in prison today by U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani in Scranton, for charges involving trafficking in excess of 100 grams of heroin and related firearm offenses.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Terrell Stevenson, a/k/a “Inf”, was found guilty following a 5-day trial before Judge Robert D. Mariani.

Stevenson and his co-defendants were first charged in a criminal complaint filed in 2012 and were subsequently indicted by a federal grand jury in Scranton. The others charged include: William Nelson, age 42, and Merisol Merry, age 42, both of Brooklyn, New York; Lamar Thomas, age 40, Gregory Bush, age 52, both from Scranton; Michael Blondell, age 35, of Blakely; Christopher Taylor, age 26, of Binghamton, New York; and Sean Martinelli, 29, of Philadelphia. All co-defendants previously pleaded guilty and have been sentenced.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency Scranton office, the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office – Detective Division, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Police Departments. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski prosecuted the case.

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Updated April 15, 2015