Johnstown Man Indicted on Federal Drug Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 16, 2013|
JOHNSTOWN, PA—A resident of Johnstown, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The two-count indictment named Nieves Calderon, III, 36, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, on November 19, 2012, Calderon distributed a quantity of alprazolam, a controlled substance, and on February 19, 2013, he possessed less than 100 grams of heroin with the intent to distribute it.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 25 years in prison, a fine of $1,250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr. is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cambria County Drug Task Force conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.