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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced To Prison On Drug Charges

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Wilkes-Barre man was sentenced yesterday, in federal court in Wilkes-Barre, by United States District Judge A. Richard Caputo, to serve 41 months in prison on a charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin.

     According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Dwayne Webb, age 33, a resident of Wilkes-Barre pleaded guilty to the charge in March of this year. 

     Webb was charged after an investigation conducted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Wilkes-Barre Police Department.  An Indictment was filed against Webb and twelve other persons on June 4, 2014.  Webb was classified as a career offender under the United States Sentencing Commission advisory sentencing guidelines.  

     The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William S. Houser.

Updated April 9, 2015