February 9, 2018

Monroe County man guilty of heroin trafficking, gun charges


SCRANTON – A Stroudsburg man pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of heroin trafficking and unlawfully possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Laurence Cadogan, 33, admitted to possessing with intent to distribute between 60 grams and 80 grams of heroin and unlawfully possessing two firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking. The crimes allegedly occurred on October 26, 2016, in Tannersville. Police and federal agents seized more than 3000 bags of heroin and two firearms during the investigation. Cadogan also agreed to forfeit the two firearms seized by agent.

Cadogan was indicted by a grand jury in February 2017. The charges against him resulted from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Stroud Area Regional Police Department.  

The maximum penalty under federal law for the gun offense is life in prison.


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