Kingston man who sold bath salts in Luzerne County gets five years in federal prison

By Joe Dolinsky -

SCRANTON — A Kingston resident involved in a conspiracy to distribute bath salts in the Luzerne County area was sentenced Friday to five years behind bars, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

Frank Brennan, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion after previously pleading guilty to a role in a West Pittston-based drug ring that distributed alpha-PVP, or “bath salts,” in the county between 2012 and 2013.

Prosecutors said Brennan, who was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2014, is one of 11 people charged with trafficking the drug, which was shipped from wholesalers in Texas and sold in the county.

All 11 suspects have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said.

The conviction was the result of a joint investigation by Pennsylvania State Police, West Pittston police, agents of the Department of Homeland Security, the Drug Enforcement Administration and United States Postal Inspection Service.

Mannion ordered Brennan to be placed on three years’ supervised release following his sentence.

By Joe Dolinsky

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