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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
David J. Freed
, United States Attorney
Contact: Dawn Mayko

Wilkes-Barre Woman Sentenced to 30 Months' Imprisonment for Drug Trafficking

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Siobhan Daniels, age 31, of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment and four years supervised release on August 7, 2018, by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion for conspiring to distribute heroin, crack cocaine, and fentanyl.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Daniels pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute controlled substances in Pennsylvania between approximately December 2015 through September 2016. Daniels admitted to working as a drug runner and courier in the conspiracy, and to transporting narcotics from New York to Pennsylvania. Daniels admitted to trafficking in excess of 196 grams of crack cocaine and in excess of 700 grams of heroin, the latter of which is the equivalent of approximately 28,000 individual doses of heroin.

Daniels was charged in June 2017 with 14 other individuals. All of her co-defendants have pleaded guilty, with six others having already been sentenced:

  • Kassandra Martin of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment;
  • Joshua Lenchick of Luzerne, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 60 months’ Imprisonment;
  • William Waring of Bronx, New York, was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment;
  • John Maybank of Bronx, New York, was sentenced to 53 months’ imprisonment.
  • Kristyna Shotwell of Plymouth, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 12 months one day of imprisonment; and
  • Tanay Jones of Bronx, New York, was sentenced to a time served sentence of 19 days’ imprisonment.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Kingston Police Department, and the Luzerne County Drug Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip J. Caraballo 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. Attorney General Jeff Sessions 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.

This case also was brought as part of a district wide initiative to combat the nationwide epidemic regarding the use and distribution of heroin. Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the Heroin Initiative targets heroin traffickers operating in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and is part of a coordinated effort among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit heroin related offenses.

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