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May 13, 2014

Luzerne County Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Conspiracy

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a West Pittston resident pleaded guilty today before Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley to participating in a drug conspiracy that distributed heroin to others during a 13-month time period.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Robert Romasiewicz, age 20, admitted to regularly obtaining heroin in New Jersey and distributing it to others on multiple occasions in Luzerne County during January 2013 through February 24, 2014.

The charge against Romasiewicz resulted from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Romasiewicz faces a potential maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Sentencing was scheduled for August 26, 2014.

Romasiewicz also agreed to forfeit two firearms seized by agents during the investigation.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.

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