SCRANTON - Roberto Magobet, a 45-year-old resident of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for drug trafficking, according to an announcement made by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani presided over the sentencing.
Magobet had previously pleaded guilty on March 6, 2023, to the charges of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and fentanyl. The case stems from an incident that took place on August 31, 2021, when state parole agents were conducting a residence inspection at Magobet's home in Jim Thorpe. During their inspection, they discovered a package of methamphetamine on the front porch, triggering further investigation.
A subsequent search of the residence uncovered a significant quantity of illegal narcotics. Authorities found seven grams of fentanyl and a staggering 243 grams of pure methamphetamine, along with various drug packaging materials. The discovery led to Magobet's arrest and subsequent prosecution.
The investigation into this case was a collaborative effort between Homeland Security Investigations and the Jim Thorpe Police Department, highlighting the importance of interagency cooperation in combating drug trafficking and related crimes.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenny P. Roberts handled the prosecution of the case, ensuring that justice was served.
Magobet's sentencing to 15 years in federal prison underscores the seriousness of drug trafficking offenses and serves as a deterrent to others involved in illegal drug activities.