United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

06/19/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/19/2017 17:20

Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced To 13 Months For Conspiring To Distribute Heroin

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that United States District Judge A. Richard Caputo sentenced Davon Beckford, age 23, of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on June 16, 2017, to a time-served sentence of 13 months of imprisonment, for conspiring to distribute heroin.

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Beckford pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin in February and March 2016. Beckford was charged with five other individuals in May 2016. Beckford was subject to a sentencing enhancement because his offense involved the possession of a firearm.

The matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and by the Luzerne County Drug Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Phillip J. Caraballo.

This case was brought as part of a district wide initiative to combat the nationwide epidemic regarding the use and distribution of heroin. Led by the United States Attorney's Office, the Heroin Initiative targets heroin traffickers operating in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and is part of a coordinated effort among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit heroin related offenses.

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