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Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced to Prison on Drug Charges

JUN 26 (SCRANTON, Pa.) –The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Wilkes-Barre man was sentenced yesterday, in federal court in Scranton, by United States District Judge Malachy Mannion, to serve 151 months in prison on a charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Zacharae Lowe, age 31, a resident of Wilkes-Barre pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge in October of 2013. 

Lowe was charged after an investigation conducted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Wilkes-Barre Police Department.  An Indictment was filed against Lowe and nine other persons on May 21, 2013.  The charges against Lowe arose from his involvement in heroin trafficking and possession of firearms.  Lowe was sentenced as a career offender under the United States Sentencing Commission Sentencing Guidelines.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Mannion ordered that Lowe be supervised by a probation officer for four years following his release from prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William S. Houser.


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