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Convicted heroin dealer sentenced to 15 months in federal prison

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HARRISBURG, Pa.  Andrew Gonzalez, 30, York, was sentenced today to a year and three months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane for his role in a heroin trafficking scheme operated out of a York City home.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the charge arose from a search warrant executed in March 2013 by York City Police. During the search, police found 35 grams of crack cocaine, cocaine, and heroin. The majority of the heroin – 900 bags – were found floating in a toilet.

Veronica Rivera

Veronica Rivera

Andrew Gonzalez and co-defendant Veronica Rivera plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute drugs. A third defendant, Andrew Alexander, was convicted last month after a jury trial. Ms. Rivera was sentenced to two years in prison on May 4, 2016. Alexander is awaiting sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the York City Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Michael A. Consiglio and Scott Ford prosecuted the case.