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Final Defendant Sentenced in Elmira Heroin Ring

The final defendant in a major Elmira heroin trafficking ring has been sentenced in federal court. On Wednesday, 31-year-old Scott Washington of Elmira was ordered to prison for ten years. He was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.


According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Washington, 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
Southern Tier area.


During the investigation, police seized 600 bags of heroin packaged for street sale, $9,500 and six handguns. In all, seven people were convicted in the ring.


— Michael Baldwin, WEBO