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Johnstown Man Admits Distributing Heroin

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

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

Willie Gene Gulley, Jr., 52, of Kunkle Street, Johnstown, PA, pleaded guilty to Count One and Count Two of the Indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on or about March 1, 2018 and March 20, 2018, Gulley distributed less than 100 grams of heroin.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Jan. 4, 2022. The law provides for a maximum of 40 years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000, 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 Maureen Sheehan-Balchon is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cambria County Drug Task Force led the prosecution of Gulley.


Updated August 19, 2021

Drug Trafficking