Brookville Man Receives Lengthy Prison Sentence for Heroin Trafficking

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – A Brookville man will serve several years behind bars for drug trafficking in Jefferson County.

Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett announced on Thursday that 51-year-old David W. Anthony, of Brookville, has been convicted and sentenced on drug trafficking charges in Jefferson County.

On March 10, a jury found Anthony guilty of three counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

On Wednesday, March 15, Anthony was sentenced on these and other charges to a minimum of 11 years to a maximum of 27 years.

Jeff Burkett, Jefferson County DA

Jeff Burkett, Jefferson County DA

Burkett, who tried the case along with his Assistant District Attorney, Kris Carlini, said, “This is a huge victory in the war against drugs in this area.  In the course of preparing for this trial, we received powerful information that this individual was trafficking very large amounts of heroin.”

“The information that we received showed that Anthony was dealing with up to 27 ‘bricks’ of heroin at a time which translates into 1,350 individual bags of heroin.”

Burkett added that this much heroin would have a street value of approximately $24,000.00 to $27,000.00.

“I am thankful that Judge Foradora handed out a sentence that appreciates the gravity of what this man was doing…trafficking in misery and ruined lives,” Burkett said.

Anthony’s criminal record includes various offenses from Clearfield County and dates back to 1999. Among those crimes are numerous guilty pleas for drug offenses, forgery charges, and writing bad checks.

He was paroled in May 2015 before being arrested on the drug charges.

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