Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 09, 2010|
JOHNSTOWN, PA—A resident of Johnstown, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, commonly known as “crack,” United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
Brennan J. McGough, 20, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson. In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from Jan. 16 to Feb. 18, 2009, McGough and two co-defendants conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base.
Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for April 7, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000, 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation/Laurel Highlands Resident Aency, the Johnstown Police Department, and the Cambria County Drug Task Force conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of McGough.