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Centre County Man Sentenced to Probation for Possessing Marijuana Plants

November 14, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Patton, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to four years probation, the first three months of which must be satisfied by conditions of home confinement with electronic monitoring, on his conviction of possession of marijuana plants, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Stephen D. Lamont, 36.

According to information presented to the court, on May 9, 2011, Lamont possessed with the intent to distribute at least 50, but less than 100, marijuana plants.

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 Lamont. Other agencies participating on the task force include the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation; Pennsylvania State Police; the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office; the Cambria County District Attorney's Office; the Carrolltown Police Department; the Patton Police Department; the Ebensburg Police Department; the Portage Police Department and the Paint Township Police Department.

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