August 8, 2018

Monroe County man sentenced on drug trafficking, firearm offenses

SCRANTON – a Monroe County man was sentenced in in federal court, to 12 years in prison for drug and firearms crimes.

Deshaun Lipscomb, 26, pled guilty in December 2017 to distribution and possession with intent to distribute over 100 grams of heroin (which is equivalent to approximately 4,000 individual doses), along with quantities of cocaine and marijuana, between January 2016 and February 2017.  Lipscomb also plead guilty to possession of a 9mm handgun in furtherance of drug trafficking. 

Lipscomb is a member of the Brick City Brims, a set of the Bloods criminal street gang. 

In May, Judge Malachy Mannion sentenced Lipscomb’s codefendant and fellow gang member, Pablo Martinez, to 150 months’ imprisonment for the robbery and shooting of a drug dealer in Stroudsburg.  Martinez admitted to shooting the victim twice and pushing him from a pickup truck, all at high speed.  A third co-defendant, Orrett Campbell, fired several rounds from a .40 caliber handgun at the pickup truck while giving chase.  Judge Mannion sentenced Campbell to 96 months’ imprisonment in July.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police and was being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s office. 

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