The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that 34 year old Matthew McCollum of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced yesterday to 188 months imprisonment and three years supervised release by Senior United States District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo for drug distribution resulting in death.
According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, on December 13, 2015, McCollum distributed fentanyl laced heroin to a Dunmore man resulting in his death.
McCollum was indicted along with Josthan Cardona, age 27, and Holly Kaszuba, age 44, both of Scranton, on August 23, 2017.
Cardona pleaded guilty on October 24, 2018 to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance that resulted in two deaths and caused serious bodily injury to another. He is awaiting sentencing.
Kaszuba was convicted by a jury trial on November 7, 2018 of drug distribution resulting in death and awaits sentencing.
Judge Caputo also ordered McCollum to pay restitution in the amount of $8,000.
The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration – Scranton Office, and the Dunmore and Scranton Police Departments. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski prosecuted the case.