Shippensburg man sentenced to 19 years in federal prison on heroin and firearms conviction

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Dominick Publiese

HARRISBURG, Pa. –  Dominick Pugliese, 55, Shippensburg, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Yvette Kane in Harrisburg to 19 years and six months in federal prison on heroin trafficking and firearms charges.

Pugliese was charged in August 2015 and plead guilty in May to conspiring with others to distribute at least 100 grams of heroin since August 2014 and possession of a firearm, specifically, a 22 caliber rifle, in relation to a drug trafficking crime. Pugliese admitted to distributing at least one kilogram of heroin that would have resulted in the sale of close to 34,000 individual packets of heroin on the street.

Pugliese’s co-defendants Ryan Naugle, Dominick Burton and Jason Corman are awaiting sentencing. Pugliese’s wife, Delorie Pugliese, is awaiting trial.

The case was investigated by the Harrisburg Resident Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Franklin County Drug Task Force, the Cumberland County Drug Task Force, and the Cumberland County Probation Office.