Final defendant sentenced in major Elmira heroin trafficking ring

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Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Scott Washington, 31, of Elmira, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison.

The official decision was made by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Washington was also ordered to forfeit a .40 caliber handgun and rounds of ammunition.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that Washington and other members of the conspiracy were responsible for distribution of heroin obtained in Trenton, NJ that was transported to Wilkes-Barres, Pennsylvania, where the heroin was stored, processed, and packaged before being transported to Elmira, where it was sold through multiple distributors in the Elmira area. 

It was on September 28, 2016, when law enforcement arrested 7 men and seized six handguns, numerous rounds of ammunition, paraphernalia for the processing and packaging of heroin, over $9,500 in U.S. currency, and over 600 bags of heroin packaged for street sale.

All seven defendants have now been convicted and sentenced.

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