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Monroe County-based drug, sex trafficking conspiracy leaves 2 charged

Two additional defendants have been charged in a Monroe County-based drug and sex trafficking conspiracy.

A federal grand jury returned a second superseding indictment Tuesday charging Arthur Taylor, 35, of Tobyhanna, and Jordan Capone, 23, of Mt. Pocono.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania says the defendants were allegedly involved in trafficking more than 100 grams of heroin and involved in conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion.

The indictment also alleges the defendants were part of a street gang, "Black P-Stones", whose members were supposedly beaten-in or sexed-in to the gang. 

It is further alleged they obtained drugs from suppliers in New York and elsewhere and distributed them to others in Monroe County, Pennsylvania and as far as Maine. 

Taylor, Capone and another defendant Jamiell Sims, 29, of East Stroudsburg, are in custody. Sims had been charged in a previous indictment in Oct. 2016.


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