July 1, 2014

Cambria County Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute and Possess Marijuana

JOHNSTOWN, PA—A resident of Patton, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to ten months in prison and four years’ supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute and possess marijuana, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Christopher J. Jolly, 40.

According to information presented to the court, from March 2009 to May, 9, 20ll, Jolly conspired with George M. Lowmaster and others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr. prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the joint task force, headed by the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Jolly. Other agencies participating on the task force include the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Cambria County District Attorney’s Office, Carrolltown Police Department, Patton Police Department, Ebensburg Police Department, Portage Police Department and Paint Township Police Department.