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York County Man Indicted For Drug Trafficking And Firearms Offenses

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

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Anthony Corsa, age 31, of York, Pennsylvania, was indicted on April 19, 2017, by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking and firearms charges. The indictment was unsealed on April 28, 2017.

 

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, the indictment alleges that in October 2016, Corsa was in possession of an Iver Johnson .32 caliber revolver, acrylfentanyl, and drug packaging materials with intent to distribute. The drugs seized in this case tested positive for acrylfentanyl, which is a potent and dangerous derivative of fentanyl, and has already been responsible for several deaths in Pennsylvania. The indictment also alleges that Corsa is a convicted felon, making it illegal for him to possess a firearm.

 

The case was investigated by the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the York County Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith A. Taylor is prosecuting the case.

 

This case was brought as part of the Violent Crime Reduction Partnership (“VCRP”), a district wide initiative to combat the spread of violent crime in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the VCRP consists of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies whose mission is to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit violent crimes with firearms.

 

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

 

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

 

The maximum penalty under federal law is lifetime imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

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Updated May 1, 2017

Topic
Drug Trafficking