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Paterson Residents Face Drug Charges


PITTSBURGH, PA- Two Paterson residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal drug laws.

According to a statement issued earlier this week by Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song, the charges were made against Jose Aponte, 47, and Carolyn Spann, 53, both accused of conspiring to possess one kilogram of more of heroin with the intent to distribute it.

While, as the statement reads, “both defendants are innocent until proven guilty,” they each face a maximum total sentence of not less than 10 years in prison as well as a fine of $20 million.  

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