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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 26, 2021

Blair County Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing and Intending to Distribute Multiple Drugs

JOHNSTOWN, PA - A resident of Blair County, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of possession with intent to distribute multiple Schedule I and II controlled substances, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

Jesse Daniel Ginter, 40, of Williamsburg, PA 16693 pleaded guilty on July 23, 2021, to one count before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on March 12, 2018, Homeland Security Investigations agents and other law enforcement executed a federal search warrant on Ginter’s residence and recovered quantities of numerous controlled substances, including furanyl fentanyl, methoxyacetyl fentanyl, cyclopropyl fentanyl, U-47700, AMB-Fubinaca, carfentanil, fentanyl, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine. The Court was further advised that investigators recovered firearms, ammunition, currency, a digital scale, stamp bags, and other indicia of drug trafficking from Ginter’s residence.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Nov. 23, 2021. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years imprisonment, a fine of not more than $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney David Lew is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service; U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations; Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 26, 2021