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12/16/2015

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Pennsylvania man indicted for drug trafficking, firearms offenses

SCRANTON, Pa. — A Palmerton, Pennsylvania, resident was indicted for drug trafficking and firearm offenses after a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) investigation.

The indictment charges Donald C. Fritz, Jr., 43, with distribution of and possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine. The indictment also charges Fritz with possessing six firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime including a firearm with obliterated serial numbers.

The investigation was conducted by HSI and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip J. Caraballo.

Indictments contain only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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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Last Reviewed/Updated: 12/17/2015