State Prison Inmate Sentenced to Federal Prison For Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that an inmate at SCI Waymart who arranged drug transactions from prison was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion.
According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Eudy Gonzalez, age 24, previously admitted that he conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin from November 2013 through January 2014.
Gonzalez 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 that the federal sentence run consecutive to Gonzalez’s state sentence. Judge Mannion also ordered Gonzalez to serve three years on supervised release following his prison sentence, and pay a $100 special assessment.
Gonzalez, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, is also subject to deportation.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.