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

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Camden, NJ Man Pleads Guilty in Meth Conspiracy

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A New Jersey resident pleaded guilty in federal court on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Jamel T. Brown, 37, of Camden, NJ, pleaded guilty to the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, on October 25, 2018, Brown and a co-conspirator possessed with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for June 25, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. The law provides for a maximum sentence of not less than five years and up to 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000, or both. 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 Maureen Sheehan-Balchon 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 Brown.

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 27, 2020