The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced this week that Jeffrey Abney, age 28, of Sugar Notch, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on January 10, 2019, before U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion to distribution and possession with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl.
According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Abney admitted to distributing heroin and fentanyl in July 2018 in Luzerne County. Investigators made a number of purchases of packets containing heroin laced with fentanyl from Abney, and then obtained a search warrant for Abney’s residence in Sugar Notch, where additional amounts of heroin and fentanyl were found.
Judge Mannion ordered a presentence report to be completed. Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, who were assisted by the Kingston Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara is prosecuting the case.