Cairnbrook Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Methamphetamine and Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm and Ammunition
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A former resident of Cairnbrook, PA pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti announced today.
Travis Emert., age 43, pleaded guilty to Counts One and Two of the Indictment, before United States District Judge Stephanie L. Haines.
In connection with the guilty plea, on or about Nov. 9, 2021, Emert knowingly, intentionally, and unlawfully, possessed with the intent to distribute a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. Further, on or about Nov. 9, 2021, Emert knowingly, intentionally, and unlawfully, possessed firearms and ammunition, after having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.
Judge Haines scheduled sentencing for July 5, 2023. The law provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both, for Count One, and a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both, for Count Two. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Arnold P. Bernard Jr. is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Laurel Highlands Resident Agency, Pennsylvania State Police, and the Somerset County District Attorney’s Office conducted the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Emert.
Updated March 1, 2023