Pennsylvania Man Illegal Resident Convicted of Drug Trafficking, Illegal Gun Possession

(WJET/WFXP) – A St. Martin man who was illegally residing in Pennsylvania has been convicted of drug trafficking and illegal firearm possession.

On Monday, July 8, Hector Concepcion, a 35-year-old Saint Martin resident who was living illegally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to serve a five-year prison term followed by five years of supervised release.

He was convicted of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, heroin and cocaine, as well as unlawful possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.

According to information presented in court, Concepcion possessed and conspired to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine and quantities of heroin and cocaine between August 2019 and April 2021.

Concepcion, who was an illegal alien residing in the United States illegally, also possessed a firearm and ammunition.

He was later arrested after a federal wiretap turned up quantities of crack, heroin and cocaine that Concepcion distributed to others.

U.S. Attorney Olshan commended the many law enforcement agencies that led to the prosecution of Concepcion.