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

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

York City Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison On Drug Trafficking Charges

HARRISBURG- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announces that a York man was sentenced to 10 years in prison today by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner in Harrisburg, for drug trafficking.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Charlie Rivera, age 26, previously pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and oxycodone when arrested by the Pennsylvania State Police and York City Police on December 12, 2012. When arrested, he was also found in possession of a firearm.  Rivera was wanted at the time of his arrest for failing to report to prison to serve a seven year sentence in another drug trafficking case.

Rivera was indicted by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg in January 2013, as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the York City Police Department.

Chief Judge Conner also ordered Rivera to be placed on three years of supervised release following his prison sentence.  The court also directed that his sentence be served consecutively to the 7-14 years sentence he is currently serving.

Assistant United States Attorney Michael A. Consiglio prosecuted the case.

This case was 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.

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Drug Trafficking
Updated February 23, 2016