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Philadelphia Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 01, 2013
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania (215) 861-8200

Junell Osborne, 29, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to 12 years in prison for a drug conspiracy that included trafficking in heroin, crack cocaine, and marijuana and for possession of two firearms as a convicted felon. He pleaded guilty to all charges on June 25, 2012. Osborne sold drugs between June 2010 and July 2011 from an apartment at 9404 Lansford Street in Northeast Philadelphia, as well as a location in Bensalem. The Bucks County Violent Gang Task Force raided an apartment at 2500 Knights Road in Bensalem, on July 7, 2011, at which time Osborne was arrested. Osborne was declared to be a career offender because of two prior drug trafficking convictions in Bucks County.

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge C. Darnell Jones ordered a $700 special assessment and six years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the Bucks County Violent Gang Task Force, which is composed of the FBI, detectives with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, and detectives with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. The Philadelphia Police Department also assisted in the investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ewald Zittlau.