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Johnstown Woman Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Possessing Crack Cocaine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Johnstown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 37 months in prison and three years supervised release on her conviction of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base, commonly known as "crack," United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Ebony R. Thorne, 31.

According to information presented to the court, on Oct. 31, 2012, Thorne possessed less than 28 grams of cocaine base with the intent to distribute it.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

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

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