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The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Brandon Vitack, age 26, of Monroe Township, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information on November 21, 2018, with maintaining a drug-involved premises. Typically a criminal information is used when a plea agreement has been made with a defendant.
According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Vitack knowingly and intentionally opening and maintaining his residence from approximately October 1, 2017 to December 13, 2017, for the purpose of manufacturing, packaging, distributing, and using controlled substances, specifically, fentanyl.
The charges stem from a joint investigation involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation office, in Scranton, and the Kingston Police Department. Vitack has no known criminal history. The maximum penalty under the federal statute for maintaining drug-involved premises is 20 years’ imprisonment and a $500,000 fine.