Wilkes-Barre Man Sentenced To 46 Months’ Imprisonment For Running Methamphetamine Laboratory
SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Shawn Melleski, age 27, of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 46 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release on November 28, 2018, by United States District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo for conspiring to manufacture and distribute crystal methamphetamine.
According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Melleski pleaded guilty to conspiring to manufacture and distribute 50 grams or more of crystal methamphetamine in Pennsylvania between approximately June 21, 2016 through June 29, 2017. Melleski admitted to helping run a methamphetamine laboratory in the basement of a Wilkes-Barre residence inhabited by other individuals, including four children.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 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.
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