SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that William Heck, age 42, of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, to seven years’ imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute more than fifty grams of methamphetamine and an additional amount of fentanyl.
According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Heck previously pleaded guilty and admitted to possessing more than fifty grams of methamphetamine and additional amounts of fentanyl for distribution in the Hazleton area of Luzerne County in 2020. The charges stem from an incident on October 2, 2020, in which members of the Pennsylvania State Police served a search warrant at a residence in Hazleton, where Heck was living, and seized 226 grams of methamphetamine, 2,464 packets of fentanyl, $4,452 in U.S. currency, and other items of drug paraphernalia.
The charges resulted from an investigation conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara prosecuted the case.
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