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September 21, 2015

New York City Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking

SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 32 year old New York City resident was sentenced Friday, September 18, 2015 to serve 10 years in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for selling cocaine, crack and heroin in Lackawanna and Luzerne County.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Timothy Smart pleaded guilty in December 2014 to distributing cocaine, crack and heroin between 2012 and September 2013. The conviction and sentence were the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police into the sale of drugs at motels in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. FBI Agents arrested Smart on September 20, 2013, following a “controlled buy” of crack cocaine at a Lackawanna County motel. A subsequent search of the motel room resulted in the seizure of 84 bags of heroin, crack cocaine and a digital scale.

Judge Mariani also ordered Smart to be placed on three years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John C. Gurganus, Jr.

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