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Cambria County Woman Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Marijuana Trafficking Scheme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Carrolltown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to five years probation, the first 12 months of which must be served by conditions of home confinement, on her conviction of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Marguerite G. Lowmaster, 67, of Carrolltown, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, from March 2009 to May 9, 2011, Marguerite G. Lowmaster conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 10 kilograms, but less than 20 kilograms, of marijuana. In addition, evidence presented to the Court at the time of Marguerite G. Lowmaster's sentencing reflected that she conspired with George M. Lowmaster and others with the intent to facilitate and promote George M. Lowmaster's drug distribution organization.

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 Marguerite G. Lowmaster. 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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