SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Walter Kenneth Parfaite, age 35, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 72 months’ imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion for possessing with intent to distribute 5 grams and more of methamphetamine.
According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Parfaite previously pled guilty to possessing with intent to distribute between 5 grams and 20 grams of actual methamphetamine which was recovered with Parfaite in a Monroe County motel room during the execution of a federal search warrant in February of 2021.
The matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, the Monroe County Drug Task Force, the Stroud Area Regional Police Department, and the Pennsylvania State Police. Assistant United States Attorney James Buchanan prosecuted the case.
This case 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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