HARRISBURG—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Julio Feliciano, age 27, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to eight years’ imprisonment by United States District Judge Sylvia H. Rambo for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.
According to Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Feliciano previously admitted to possessing over ten grams of fentanyl at a residence in Harrisburg in September 2018. Law enforcement also recovered from the residence drug-packaging materials, an Iver Johnson Arms revolver, and ammunition.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, and the Pennsylvania State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlo D. Marchioli prosecuted the case.
This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in 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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