Exeter man sentenced to 11 years for selling crack at Mohegan Sun Pocono casino

By Joe Dolinsky - jdolinsky@timesleader.com | May 10th, 2016 5:06 pm

SCRANTON — An Exeter man will spend 11 years behind bars for selling crack cocaine at an area casino, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

Federal prosecutors say Sekou Lashley, 36, sold four bags of the substance to an informant at a bar inside Mohegan Sun Pocono casino in Plains Township on March 19, 2015.

Reached Tuesday, Mohegan Sun Pocono President Mike Bean declined to comment.

Lashley previously pleaded guilty to distributing a controlled substance after an indictment was returned by a federal grand jury May 5, 2015, prosecutors say, resulting in a 120-month prison sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Malachy E. Mannion.

Mannion, according to prosecutors, imposed an additional 12-month sentence after Lashley violated terms of his supervised release, which he was serving on a 2008 conviction for selling heroin.

Mannion found that Lashley qualified as a career offender after the judge considered his “extensive criminal history,” prosecutors said.

The case was investigated by the FBI.


By Joe Dolinsky


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