An East Stroudsburg man caught dealing heroin near a school in the Poconos has been sentenced to a little more than six years in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani in Scranton.
Raheem Marrow, age 48, was also sentenced to six years of supervised release, the U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Middle District of Pennsylvania said.
According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Marrow pleaded guilty to distributing and possessing with the intent to distribute heroin within 1,000 feet of a protected location.
Marrow sold heroin to an informant on four occasions between June 2016 and March 2017 within 1,000 feet of a school or playground, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
A search of Marrow’s residence yielded heroin, packaging materials, and a .22 caliber handgun, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said, adding Marrow took responsibility for the heroin and firearm, and admitted to his criminal conduct.
Marrow listed a Scranton address when he was caught in a Monroe County undercover drug operation in the heroin case.
According to state police, a confidential informant set up a heroin buy between an undercover investigator and Marrow in East Stroudsburg. The informant arranged the buy via telephone and text messages.
Marrow’s case was investigated by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Stroud Regional Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean A. Camoni.