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Johnstown Man Tells Court He Distributed Heroin

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 23, 2013
  • Western District of Pennsylvania (412) 644-3500

JOHNSTOWN, PA—A resident of Johnstown, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of distribution of heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Maurice L. Lindsay, 37, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on November 3, 2011, Lindsay distributed less than 100 grams of heroin.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for September 5, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the 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 that led to the prosecution of Lindsay.