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York County Man And Woman Charged With Drug Trafficking And Firearms Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on January 12, 2022, Shiloh Edris Johnson, age 18, and Kadie Jean Swartz, age 18, both of York, Pennsylvania, were indicted by a federal grand jury for drug trafficking and firearms offenses. 

According to U.S. Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment alleges that Johnson and Swartz conspired to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana, and that they conspired to possess, and possessed, firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.  The indictment also charges Johnson with receiving a firearm while under indictment for robbery and aggravated assault.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  Prosecution is assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Christian T. Haugsby.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged by indictment 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 maximum penalty under federal law for the offenses charged in the indictment is up to life imprisonment, a $1 million fine, and up to lifetime supervised release.  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.

This matter was prosecuted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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Updated January 21, 2022

Topics
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses