Scranton Man Sentenced To 60 Months’ Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking

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SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Cory O’Connor, age 33, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced yesterday to 60 months’ imprisonment to be followed by 4 years of supervised release by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for drug trafficking.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, O’Connor previously pleaded guilty to possessing with the intent to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine.  During an October 2020 execution of a search warrant at O’Connor’s residence, approximately 112 grams of methamphetamine was seized. O’Connor also admitted that he had earlier possessed a firearm in connection with this case.

The matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office, and the Scranton Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney James Buchanan and Special Assistant United States Attorney Brian Gallagher 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.

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