Drug Dealer Gets Over 19 Years for Meth Trafficking in Chester County and Greater Region

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HARRISBURG, PA — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Tyrone Smith, age 31, of Chester, Delaware County, was sentenced on August 30 to 235 months imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner for his role in distributing at least 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine in central and southeastern Pennsylvania.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Smith conspired to and did distribute approximately 16 pounds of methamphetamine from June 2017 until December 19, 2020, in Dauphin, Cumberland, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lancaster, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Philadelphia counties.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, as well as many law enforcement agencies in the counties where the distribution activities were occurring. Assistant U.S. Attorneys William A. Behe and Christian Haugsby prosecuted the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense was life imprisonment, a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years 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.

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