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October 30, 2014

Kingston Man Sentenced to a 48-Month Term of Imprisonment for Cocaine Distribution

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that yesterday Senior United States District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo has sentenced Thomas Ceprish, age 32, of Kingston, Pennsylvania, to 48 months’ imprisonment for distributing cocaine on numerous occasions between 2008 and April 2, 2013.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Ceprish obtained cocaine in Wilkes-Barre for distribution to others in the Luzerne County area. On June 18, 2014, Ceprish appeared in federal court and pleaded guilty to the charge.

In addition to the 48-month term of imprisonment, Judge Caputo ordered that Ceprish be placed under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for a period of three years following the service of his prison sentence.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office; and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus prosecuted the case.

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