Luzerne County Man Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison For Role In Methamphetamine And Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

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SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that William Terron, age 38, formerly of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on June 1, 2022, by U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani, to nine years’ imprisonment for his role in a methamphetamine and heroin trafficking conspiracy.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Terron previously pleaded guilty and admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute between 1.5 and 5 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 1 to 3 kilograms of heroin in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Schuylkill Counties in 2018.  Terron was one of five individuals indicted by a grand jury in December 2018 for methamphetamine trafficking in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The following defendants were previously sentenced for their roles in this same drug trafficking conspiracy:

  • Amanda Boyle, age 37, of Sweet Valley, PA, was sentenced to nine years in prison;
  • Rudolph Ford, age 33, of Olyphant, PA, was sentenced to seven years in prison;
  • Francheska Quinones, age 28, of Nanticoke, PA, was sentenced to 63 months in prison; and
  • Adam Holcomb, age 37, of Shickshinny, PA, was sentenced to 10 months in prison.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the Pennsylvania State Police, the Kingston Police Department, the Luzerne County Drug Task Force, and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.  Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara 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 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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