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Grand jury indicts Lackawanna man on heroin distribution charges

A Lackawanna man is accused of conspiring with others to distribute heroin, fentanyl and cocaine over a two-year period.

A new six-count federal indictment charges Elias Armand, 40, with various possession and distribution charges, as well as a charge of possessing a firearm in support of a drug trafficking crime.

Armand's drug activity took place between 2014 and February 2, 2017, Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul C. Parisi said.

Investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Lackawanna Police, Armand was arraigned by U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer.

He faces a maximum of life in prison.


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