October 1, 2014

Philadelphia Woman Sentenced to Prison for Participating in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Philadelphia resident was sentenced today to serve six months in prison for her role in a heroin trafficking conspiracy by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Linda Reyes, age 24, previously admitted that she conspired with others, including an inmate at the Waymart State Prison, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin during November 2013 through March 2014.

Reyes 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.

Judge Mannion ordered Reyes to serve three years of supervised release following her prison sentence, and spend the first six months of supervised release on home confinement. Reyes must also pay a special assessment of $100.

Reyes’ two co-defendants, Luis Morales and Eudy Gonzalez, have also pleaded guilty to participating in the heroin conspiracy and are awaiting sentencing.

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