Pennsylvania Man Indicted on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

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SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Charles Norman McKenzie, II., age 41, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was indicted on May 16, 2023, by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking charges.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that on May 4, 2023, McKenzie attempted to possess over 500 grams of cocaine and 400 grams of fentanyl with intent to distribute it.  The indictment also alleges that on May 5, 2023, McKenzie attempted to possess over 500 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute it.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenny P. Roberts is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is lifetime 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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