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Posted on: August 15, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Lancaster Man Sentenced for Heroin Sales Recorded by Surveillance Cameras


A Lancaster man will serve up to 15 years in prison for heroin sales that were recorded by surveillance cameras in the city.

Lancaster County Judge James Cullen ordered 57-year-old Stanley Elam serve 3¾ to 15 years for sales in January and February 2016 on East Filbert, Beaver, and Lafayette streets.

Elam was convicted at trial in May of felony counts of drug delivery.

At sentencing, Assistant District Attorney Trista Boyd said Elam’s heroin dealing has contributed to the national opioid epidemic.

Judge Cullen agreed with that and noted Elam’s criminal past while ordering sentence.

At trial, Boyd showed jurors surveillance video captured by Lancaster Safety Coalition cameras.

Lancaster city police Selective Enforcement Unit conducted the investigation and filed charges.

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