Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty to Dealing Crack Cocaine and Heroin
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 24, 2009|
Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, November 24, 2009, that on November 23, Shameek Spicer, a resident of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court in Johnstown to violating federal narcotics laws.
Spicer, age 25, pleaded guilty to three counts before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.
In connection with the guilty plea, Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., advised the court that from January 2007, to August 7, 2007, Spicer, together with five co-defendants, conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and five grams or more of cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.” In addition, on July 19 2007, he distributed less than five grams of cocaine base and, on July 28, 2007, he distributed less than 100 grams of heroin.
Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for March 25, 2010, at 10 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 80 years in prison, a fine of $4,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation/Laurel Highlands Resident Agency, the Cambria County Drug Task Force, and the Johnstown Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Spicer.