Pennsylvania Man Charged With Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearm Offenses

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SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that William Quintana, age 50, of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for drug trafficking and firearm offenses.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment charges Quintana with possessing with the intent to distribute quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana and possessing two pistols in furtherance of trafficking methamphetamine.  The indictment further charges Quintana with possessing three firearms, including an assault rifle while knowing that he had previously been convicted of a felony.

The matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the Pottsville Police Department, and the Schuylkill County District Attorney’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney James M. Buchanan is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for these offenses is life imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.  A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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