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October 23, 2014

Philadelphia Man Sentenced to Prison for Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 32-year-old Philadelphia man was sentenced to 27 months in prison yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion for participating in a conspiracy that distributed heroin during November 2013 to January 2014.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Luis Morales, previously admitted that he conspired with others, including Eudy Gonzalez, then an inmate at SCI Waymart, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin during a three-month time period.

Morales was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 11, 2014, as a result of an investigation by special agents and task force officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Scranton Police.

Morales’ co-defendants, Linda Reyes and Eudy Gonzalez, previously pleaded guilty and both were sentenced to prison by Judge Mannion for their roles in the drug conspiracy.

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

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