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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Johnstown Man Charged with Distributing Crack Cocaine

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The indictment named Bobby Washington, Jr., 34, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, on March 17, 2018, Washington distributed less than 28 grams of cocaine base, commonly known as "crack," and on April 24, 2018, he possessed with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, commonly known as "crack."

The law provides for a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison and a fine of $6,000,000 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 of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie L. Haines 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 conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Washington.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 16, 2018