April 27, 2017

Man sentenced to almost 16 years for drug trafficking in Monroe

SCRANTON – A California man was sentenced in U.S. District Court to serve 188 months (15 years and 8 months) in prison for large-scale methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin trafficking in Monroe County.

Fontaine Horton, 37, formerly of San Bernardino, California, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute in excess of nine kilograms of methamphetamine, as well as additional amounts of cocaine and heroin, after a four-day jury trial before Judge Mannon in May 2016. Horton was also convicted of two counts of distributing methamphetamine. Another individual, Reginald Braddy, 33, formerly of San Bernardino, California, was also convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.

Horton and Braddy were charged with obtaining high-quality methamphetamine from sources in California, along with heroin and cocaine, which they then distributed for profit in the Monroe County area between 2012 and 2014. Braddy was previously sentenced to almost 20 years in prison.

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