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Cambria County Man Sentenced on Narcotics and Firearms Violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2014

Prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Johnstown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 120 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 Gerald P. Carr, 32.

According to information presented to the court, on Feb. 1, 2013, Carr possessed with intent to distribute less than 100 grams of heroin and was found in possession of a Marlin Firearms Co., model 45 Camp Carbine, .45 caliber rifle. On Feb. 19, 2007 , Carr was convicted in Cambria Co., Pa., of delivery of cocaine, 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie L. Haines prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Mr. Hickton commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Johnstown Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Carr.

According to Mr. Hickton, this case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime.

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