The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Steven Silva-Lugo, age 32, of Henryville, Monroe County, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Court Senior Judge A. Richard Caputo to the charge of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and powder cocaine.
According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Silva-Lugo admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute between 280 grams and 840 grams of crack cocaine, as well as between 3.5 kilograms and 5 kilograms of powder cocaine, in the Monroe County area between May and July 2015. Silva-Lugo was one of eleven individuals indicted by a grand jury in July 2015 and charged with conspiring to distribute heroin, powder cocaine and crack cocaine in the Monroe County area.
To date, eight defendants have entered guilty pleas and one defendant, Myles Davis, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment. Judge Caputo ordered a presentence report to be completed. Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.
The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara is prosecuting the case.