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SCRANTON — A New York City man will spend nearly five years in jail for his role in a cocaine-dealing ring that targeted the Pittston area, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

George Abreu, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Edwin M. Kosik to to 57 months behind bars for his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute more than 3.5 kilograms of cocaine between 2008 and May 24, 2012.

U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith said Abreu’s role in the conspiracy included delivering cocaine in New York City to individuals traveling from Luzerne County to obtain cocaine for distribution around Pittston area. FBI Agents arrested Abreu in New York City when he arrived to distribute cocaine to a cooperating witness.

Abreu was indicted on March 12, 2013. He pleaded guilty on Oct. 21.

Kosik also sentenced Abreu to three years’ post release supervision.

The case was investigated by the FBI, state Police, and the state Attorney General’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus prosecuted the case.

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