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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Federal Judge Sentences Philadelphia Heroin Dealer to 8 Years in Prison

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Philadelphia, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court in Johnstown to 96 months in prison and three years’ supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Kareem Jamal Jones, 28, of Philadelphia, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, from Aug. 25, 2016, through Sept. 14, 2016, Jones conspired with a co-defendant to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute less than 100 grams of heroin.

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

Mr. Brady commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cambria County Drug Task Force for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Jones.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 12, 2018