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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Indiana Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Narcotics and Money Laundering

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A former resident of Indiana, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to a total of 97 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release on his convictions of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, fentanyl, and cocaine base, and conspiracy to commit money laundering, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Ahmed Doumbia, a/k/a “Med”, age 28. 

According to information presented to the court, from on or about July 5, 2018, to on or about May 5, 2020, Doumbia did conspire to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, 40 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl, and 28 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base, in the form commonly known as “crack,” as well as, conspired to commit money laundering.

Assistant United States Attorney Arnold P. Bernard, Jr. prosecuted 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.

OCDETF conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case. The task force is headed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Laurel Highlands Resident Agency and is comprised of members drawn from the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Indiana Borough Police Department.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 20, 2022