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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Indianapolis Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Ecstasy Trafficking

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Indianapolis has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months in prison and three years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Charles J. Gooch, Jr., 42, of Indianapolis, Indiana.

According to information presented to the court, on May 25, 2007, Gooch and a co-defendant possessed with the intent to distribute a quantity of 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine, commonly known as ecstasy.

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

Mr. Hickton commended the Pennsylvania State Police, Somerset Turnpike Barracks, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Gooch.

Updated July 14, 2015