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Clearfield, PA Man Pleads Guilty in Meth Trafficking Conspiracy

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

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A former resident of Clearfield, PA pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

Zachary Quigley, 35, of Clearfield, PA, pleaded guilty to Count Two of the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from July 2019 to June 2020, Quigley conspired to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Dec. 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. The law provides for a minimum sentence of five years in prison to a maximum of 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.

This prosecution is a result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles high-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten communities throughout the United States.  OCDETF uses a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

Updated August 6, 2021

Drug Trafficking