Patrick L. Robinson, Wayne County District Attorney, announced today that Hayden Tyson, age 23 of Pittston, PA, was sentenced by Senior Judge Raymond L. Hamill to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 11 1/2 months nor more than 36 months for one count of Criminal Conspiracy-Delivery of Heroin, an ungraded Felony.

This arrest stemmed from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General (OAG) handling an undercover investigation utilizing a Confidential Informant that occurred on or about April 6, 2017, in Texas Township, Wayne County, PA. The Defendant and a co-defendant conspired to sell 10 packets of heroin for $100.00.

 District Attorney Robinson stated, “Here again we have a Defendant traveling to Patterson, N.J. on a daily basis, purchasing 100 to 200 bags of heroin each day, and then selling the heroin to ten or eleven people in our community each day.

"The Defendant claims he sold the heroin to support his own 50 bag per day addiction.” According to District Attorney Robinson, “This is an intolerable situation which must be addressed through a combination of education, treatment, and law enforcement.

"As District Attorney I can assure the community that the Wayne County Drug Task Force and other Law Enforcement Agencies will continue to investigate, arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate these low level drug dealers to the best of our ability.

"Without the help of the public this sad form of suicide and distribution of poison will continue unabated.”

Please continue to report suspicious drug related activity to the Wayne County Drug Task Force “Tip Line” TEXT 570-391-0657.