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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 16, 2013

Ohio Woman Sentenced To Probation For Conspiring To Distribute Oxycodone And Methadone

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Hubbard, Ohio, has been sentenced in federal court to two years probation on her conviction of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Kelley S. Johns, 43.

According to information presented to the court, from July 2008 to May 9, 2011, Johns conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute quantities of oxycodone and methadone. Evidence presented to the court at the time of Johns' sentencing reflected that Johns conspired with George M. Lowmaster and others in order to facilitate and promote Lowmaster's drug distribution organization.

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 Johns. 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.

Updated July 14, 2015