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

Thursday, April 19, 2018

York Man Sentenced To 14 Years’ Imprisonment For Distribution Of Crack Cocaine

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that on April 18, 2018, Chief United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner sentenced Jeff Smith, age 30, of York, Pennsylvania, to 168 months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack cocaine”). 

According to U.S. Attorney David J. Freed, Smith pled guilty on October 16, 2017 to the charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 280 grams and more of cocaine base.    Smith distributed crack cocaine in the York area from 2014 through his arrest on October 5, 2016.  At the time of Smith’s arrest, agents recovered 20 grams of crack cocaine on Smith.  During the investigation, agents and detectives seized 180 grams of crack cocaine, along with approximately $15,000 cash from residences associated with Smith.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the York City Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Meredith A. Taylor prosecuted the case..

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.


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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated April 19, 2018