Two Wilkes-Barre Men Sentenced For Drug Trafficking

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SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani sentenced Duwayne Brown, age 41, of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to 33 months’ imprisonment, and Andrew Henry, age 48, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, to 18 months’ imprisonment, for drug trafficking.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Brown and Henry previously pleaded guilty to a drug trafficking conspiracy involving cocaine, cocaine base, or “crack,” and heroin.  The two men worked to obtain and sell drugs in Luzerne County with Michael Rinaldi, who was previously sentenced to 235 months’ imprisonment.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean A. Camoni prosecuted the case.

This case is being 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 works 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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