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Johnstown Man Charged in Superseding Indictment with Gun and Drug Law Violations

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

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on charges of violating federal narcotics laws and firearms laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The three-count Superseding Indictment named Gregory Brown, 50, as the sole defendant.

According to the Superseding Indictment presented to the court, on or about June 22, 2021, Brown knowingly, intentionally, and unlawfully, possessed with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl and 5 grams or more of methamphetamine. Further, on or about August 5, 2021, Brown possessed with intent to distribute a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, and was found in possession of ammunition, after having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.

The law provides for a minimum sentence of 5 years up to 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000, 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 Arnold P. Bernard Jr. is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation leading to the Superseding Indictment in this case.

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

Updated November 12, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses