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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Williamsport Man Indicted For Marijuana Trafficking

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Jason Webb, age 45, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, was indicted on October 16, 2018, by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Webb conspired with others to distribute marijuana from December 2017 to October 5, 2018, in Lycoming County.  

The case was investigated by the Williamsport Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Alisan V. Martin is prosecuting the case.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The penalty under federal law for the offenses is a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison and a $2,000,000 fine.   Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 17, 2018