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

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Johnstown Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 6½ Years in Federal Prison

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to six year and six 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 Joseph L. Prave, III, 52.

According to information presented to the court, on Jan. 26, 2016, Prave distributed a quantity 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 Prave.

Drug Trafficking
Updated December 12, 2018