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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

Monday, May 5, 2014

Johnstown Heroin Dealer Pleads Guilty

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.

Damian C. Jeffers, Sr., 44, 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 Jan. 7, 2013, Jeffers distributed less than 100 grams of heroin.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Aug. 28, 2014, at 10 a.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 Jeffers.

Updated July 14, 2015