The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that Angel Prado, age 46, of Providence, Rhode Island, was sentenced yesterday to serve 10 years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for transporting six kilograms of heroin from Chicago to Pennsylvania.
According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Prado previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin. Six kilograms of heroin is equivalent to approximately 240,000 retail bags of heroin. The heroin were seized from a vehicle Prado was driving on Interstate 80 in Monroe County by members of the Pennsylvania State Police on December 19, 2013.
Judge Mariani also ordered Prado to be placed on five years of supervised release following his prison sentence. Prado also faces possible deportation to the Dominican Republic, according to the Freed.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pennsylvania State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Francis P. Sempa and Phillip Caraballo prosecuted the case.