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Tobyhanna Man Sentenced on Drug and Firearm Offenses

August 10, 2011

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Senior United States District Court Judge Richard P. Conaboy sentenced Gerard Clay, age 29, of Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, to 70 months' imprisonment today for distributing cocaine to another individual on November 17, 2009, and for unlawfully possessing a semi-automatic rifle while having the status of a convicted felon.

     In addition to his sentence of imprisonment, Judge Conaboy ordered Clay to be supervised by a Federal Probation Officer for three years after serving his jail term.

     United States Attorney Peter J. Smith noted that parole has been abolished, and the defendant will be required to serve at least 85% of his sentence, assuming he receives full time off for good behavior while incarcerated.

     The case was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus prosecuted the case.

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