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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Johnstown Man Charged with Violating Federal Drug Laws

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 David J. Hickton announced today.

The four-count indictment named Charles A. Meyer, 35, of Johnstown, Pa.

According to the indictment presented to the court, on Oct. 20, 2015, within 1,000 feet of a playground, and on Dec. 22, 2015, and Jan. 22, 2016, Meyer distributed less than 100 grams of heroin on each of those dates. Also on Jan. 22, 2016, Meyer possessed with the intent to distribute less than 100 grams of heroin.

The law provides for a maximum sentence of 100 years in prison and 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, if any, 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 Meyer.

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

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 14, 2016