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Shenandoah Man Indicted on Fentanyl Trafficking Charges

Jose Peralta could spend 10 years to life in prison if he’s convicted.

A Shenandoah man was indicted this week for fentanyl trafficking in Luzerne County.

According to information from the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Jose Miguel Peralta Jr., 35, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday. 

Peralta is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl, four counts of distribution of fentanyl, and a single count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

An investigation conducted by the ATF and the Luzerne County Drug Task Force led to Peralta’s arrest. 

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If he’s convicted on the fentanyl trafficking charges, Peralta faces a mandatory minimum 10 years in federal prison and up to life in prison. A maximum sentence of 15 years is possible on the weapons charge.

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