U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania
June 30, 2014

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Distribution Charge

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

Quinn Abdul Baxter, 24, pleaded guilty to the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on Nov. 7, 2012, Baxter distributed less than 100 grams of heroin.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Dec. 8, 2014, at 1 p.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie L. Haines 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 Baxter.

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