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Boswell Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Possessing Methamphetamine

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

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A former resident of Boswell, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to a total of 60 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release on his conviction of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

United States District Judge Stephanie L. Haines imposed the sentence on Michael Knisely, age 31.

According to information presented to the court, from on or about April 16, 2021, Knisely possessed with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

Assistant United States Attorney Arnold P. Bernard, Jr. prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Ms. Chung commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Laurel Highlands Resident Agency, FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Cambria County Drug Task Force, and Cambria County District Attorney’s Office for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Knisely.

Updated June 23, 2022

Drug Trafficking