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Judge Sentences Johnstown Man To Six Years In Prison For Drug, Gun Law Violations

February 24, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. ‑ A resident of Johnstown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 72 months in prison and three years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Jerry Jay Jones, 38.

According to information presented to the court, on Feb. 7, 2008, Jones distributed less than fifty (50) kilograms of marijuana, and on Feb. 8, 2008, he was found in possession of a .32 caliber revolver.  In 1992 Jones was convicted in Allegheny County, Pa. of the crime of aggravated assault, which is a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.  Federal law prohibits persons who have been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year from possessing firearms.  Aggravated assault is such a crime.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie L. Haines prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Laurel Highlands Resident Agency, and the Cambria County Drug Task Force for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Jones.

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