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York Man Sentenced To 72 Months’ Imprisonment 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 that on January 23, 2019, United States District Court Judge Yvette Kane sentenced Quran Smallwood, age 24, of York, Pennsylvania to 72 months’ imprisonment for drug trafficking and firearms offenses.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Smallwood distributed approximately 2 grams of heroin on February 15, 2017, in York.  Two grams of heroin is the equivalent of approximately 80 individual doses of heroin.  Smallwood also admitted to possessing the 9mm Glock loaded with twenty 9mm caliber cartridges during and in relation to his drug trafficking activities.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the York County Drug Task Force, the York City Police Department, York County Adult Probation Department, and the York County District Attorney’s Office.  Assistant U. S. 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.

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 to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit heroin related offenses.


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Updated January 28, 2019

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