March 30, 2017

Stroudsburg man guilty of interstate prostitution, drug trafficking  


SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Thurman Stanley, 40, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to three counts of transporting women in interstate commerce for purposes of prostitution and one count of trafficking in heroin, “molly,” and crack cocaine.

Stanley admitted that between December 2013 and December 2015, he transported at least four women from Pennsylvania to New York, Iowa, and North Dakota for purposes of prostitution, and also provided illegal drugs to them. 

Stanley faces up to 50 years in prison and nearly $2 million in fines. Sentencing is scheduled for June 28, 2017.

Stanley was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2016, as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, Monroe County Detectives, and police in Bismarck, North Dakota.

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