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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
David J. Freed
, United States Attorney
Contact: Dawn Clark

Luzerne County Man Sentenced to 40 Months’ Imprisonment for Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm and Ammunition as a Convicted Felon

SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Rodney Miles, age 29, of Edwardsville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on October 28, 2019, by Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley to 40 months’ imprisonment followed by three years on supervised release for unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Miles admitted to possessing a .380 caliber handgun and ammunition on October 22, 2014, at a residence in Edwardsville. At the time he possessed the firearm and ammunition, Miles had a previous conviction for conspiracy to commit burglary.

The matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Kingston Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

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