Bloomsburg Man Sentenced for Distribution of Controlled Substance Analogue and Money Laundering
HARRISBURG, PN—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that United States District Court Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner sentenced Adam N. Riegel, age 25, of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania today to three years’ probation with eight months’ home confinement for conspiracy to distribute and distribution of the controlled substance analogue, 5-flouro-PB-22, and money laundering of proceeds from the distribution of that substance. Riegel was also ordered to forfeit $25,000 cash.
According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Riegel conspired with other persons between September 2013 through February 20, 2014, to distribute 5-flouro-PB-22. Riegel deposited $52,000 in proceeds of that offense on February 20, 2014, at the Service 1st Credit Union in Danville, Pennsylvania. Riegel was charged in August 2014 and pled guilty in January 2015 pursuant to a plea agreement filed on December 23, 2014.
The case was investigated by the Danville Borough Police Department, the Mahoning Township Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Philadelphia Division. Prosecution of this matter was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney George J. Rocktashel.