The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that 25 year old Michael Wilson of Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on January 30, 2019, to distributing heroin and unlawfully possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking before U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion.
According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Wilson admitted to distributing heroin in Luzerne County for a five-to-six month time period in 2017, and to accepting firearms as payment for heroin and exchanging firearms with a heroin supplier between December 2016 and September 2017.
Judge Mannion ordered a presentence report to be completed. Sentencing in the case will be scheduled at a later date.
The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and Kingston Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa is prosecuting the case.