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October 23, 2014

Philadelphia Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 35-year-old Philadelphia man was sentenced to 57 months in prison yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion for his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in the Hazleton area of Pennsylvania.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Edwin Laureano-Suarez, previously admitted to conspiring with others to distribute heroin between May 2014 and June 18, 2014.

Laureano-Suarez was charged in a criminal Information filed on August 12, 2014, as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Scranton Police.

Judge Mannion also ordered the defendant to serve three years of supervised release following his prison sentence, and pay a special assessment of $100.

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

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