Johnstown Man Charged with Distributing Heroin
|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 a charge of distributing heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The indictment named Damian C. Jeffers, Sr., 42, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment presented to the court, on January 7, 2013, Jeffers distributed less than 100 grams of heroin.
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 leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.