Thursday, September 30, 2021

Pike County Man Sentenced To 41 Months’ Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking

 SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on September 29, 2021, Dimitriy Maltsev, age 41, of Milford, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 41 months’ imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, for distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

According to Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, federal authorities conducted two controlled multi-gram purchases of cocaine before securing a federal search warrant for Maltsev’s residence in Milford.  Upon executing the search warrant, authorities seized 390 grams of cocaine, 10 pounds of marijuana, hashish, liquid THC, psilocybin mushrooms, $30,000 in cash, drug packaging materials, and a .357 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver.  Maltsev is a Ukrainian citizen residing in the United States as a Permanent Resident.

The case was investigated by the DEA in cooperation with the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pike County (Pennsylvania) Drug Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd K. Hinkley is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice 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 enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce crime.

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