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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Monroe County Man Sentenced To 7 ½ Years In Prison For Heroin Trafficking And Firearms Offense


SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that Daryl Trent, age 43, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on June 27, 2018, by Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley to 90 months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release for trafficking in heroin and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Trent previously admitted to committing the drug offense on March 16, 2015, and committing the gun offense on July 25, 2014. Both crimes occurred in Monroe County. Trent admitted to possessing with intent to distribute between 10 and 20 grams of heroin, which is approximately equivalent to between 400 and 800 retail bags of heroin.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and local police from Monroe County. Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

This case was also 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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