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Eleven People Indicted in Monroe County Drug Conspiracy

JUL 30 (SCRANTON, Penn.) – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a grand jury in Scranton has charged ten men and one woman with conspiring to distribute cocaine, cocaine base (crack) and heroin in Monroe County.
 
According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the indictment alleges that from at least May 2015 to July of this year, Joseph Morales, Humberto Morales-Delgado, both of Pocono Summit, PA; Matthew Morales, Mount Pocono, PA; Myles Davis, Kyme Ashby, Patrick Hynes, Sherquille Ernest, all of Tobyhanna, PA; Steven Silva-Lugo, Henryville, PA; Andrew Perez, Bronx, NY; Nick Monteforte, Monroe County, PA; and Jayce Bradley, Shawnee on Delaware, PA conspired to distribute more than half a kilogram of cocaine, more than 280 grams of cocaine base and more than 100 grams of heroin to consumers in multiple locations, in and around Monroe County.

Eight of the defendants, Joseph Morales, Matthew Morales, Morales-Delgado, Silva-Lugo, Ernest, Ashby, Bradley and Hynes were arrested on July 22, 2015 and are in custody. Three remain at large at this time. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Myles Davis, Andrew Perez or Nick Monteforte is asked to contact the Drug Enforcement Administration at (570) 496-1020.

The investigation was the result of a long term cooperative effort of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department and the United States Attorney’s Office. Prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Peter Hobart.
The defendants face a minimum term of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life imprisonment and fines of up to  $1 million.


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