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Pa. man is sentenced for heroin trafficking

September 21, 2000

Pa. man is sentenced for heroin trafficking



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man arrested twice earlier this year on heroin trafficking charges was sentenced Thursday in Franklin County Common Pleas Court to two to 10 years in state prison.

Jason Michael Belluscio, 24, of 68 S. Federal St., pleaded guilty on Aug. 25 to charges of criminal conspiracy to deliver heroin and possession with intent to deliver heroin, according to District Attorney's Office records. In exchange for the plea agreement six other drug-related charges from the two cases were dismissed.

Pennsylvania State Police records said Belluscio was in a vehicle with three other people that was stopped on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lurgan Township on Feb. 18. Police found 46 packets of heroin and four packets of cocaine, along with a small amount of marijuana.

Police records said authorities had received information that the four would be returning from Philadelphia, Pa., with heroin and cocaine they purchased for resale in the Chambersburg area.

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Belluscio was also in a GMC truck that was stopped on Wilkinson Lane in Guilford Township the morning of April 5, according to police records. Again, police had been informed that Belluscio and two other occupants went to Philadelphia to buy heroin.

Judge John R. Walker fined Belluscio $500 on each count. Walker also made him eligible for boot camp, a concentrated incarceration program that could reduce Belluscio's prison time if he successfully completes the program.

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