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Cambria County Man Sentenced to Probation for Conspiring to Assist Drug Distribution Organization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Carrolltown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to two years probation on his 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 Matthew C. Bopp, 52.

According to information presented to the court, from July 2008 to May 9, 2011, Bopp conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute quantities of oxycodone and methadone. Evidence presented to the court at the time of Bopp's sentencing reflected that Bopp 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.

A joint task force, headed by the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Bopp. 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.

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