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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Cambria County Woman Pleads Guilty to Distributing Heroin

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Portage, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court in Johnstown to charges of violating federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

Dawn M. Strayer, 36, of Portage, Pa., pleaded guilty to one count of the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, on May 18, 2016, Strayer distributed less than 100 grams of heroin.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for April 5, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. The law provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of $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, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie L. Haines is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cambria County Drug Task Force conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Strayer.

Drug Trafficking
Updated December 11, 2017