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Monroe man sentenced to long federal prison term for drug trafficking

Published June 20. 2018 11:30AM

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania reported that a Monroe County man was sentenced to a long prison term for heroin trafficking.

Laurence Cadogan, 33, of Stroudsburg, was sentenced on Monday by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion to serve 87 months’ imprisonment for heroin trafficking and unlawfully possessing a firearm in furtherance of heroin trafficking.

According to U.S. Attorney David J. Freed, Cadogan previously pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to distribute between 60 grams and 80 grams of heroin and unlawfully possessing two firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking. The crimes occurred on Oct. 26, 2016, in Tannersville. Police and federal agents seized more than 3,000 bags of heroin and two loaded firearms during the investigation.

Cadogan was ordered by Judge Mannion to forfeit the two firearms seized by agents.

Judge Mannion also ordered Cadogan to serve three years on supervised release following his prison sentence.

Cadogan was indicted by a grand jury in February 2017. The charges against Cadogan resulted from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Stroud Area Regional Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa prosecuted the case.

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