June 12, 2019

Monroe County man sentenced to prison for heroin, cocaine trafficking

WILKES-BARRE - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Matthew Morales, 25, of Pocono Summit, was sentenced to six years in prison and four years on supervised release for his role in a Monroe County-based heroin and cocaine trafficking conspiracy.

Morales previously pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to distribute between 10 and 40 grams of heroin (which is equivalent to 400 to 1600 individual doses of heroin), as well as between 28 and 112 grams of crack cocaine, in the Monroe County area between May and July 2015. 

Morales was one of eleven individuals indicted by a grand jury in July 2015 and charged with conspiring to distribute heroin, powder cocaine and crack cocaine in the Monroe County area.


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