December 20, 2016

Tobyhanna resident pleads guilty to heroin trafficking


SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Victor Tello, 25, of Tobyhanna, pleaded guilty in federal court, to distribution and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Tello admitted to distributing heroin in November-December 2013, in Monroe County. He admitted to selling between 40 grams and 60 grams of heroin, which is equivalent to between 1,300 and 2,200 retail bags of heroin.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 20 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a $1 million fine. 

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