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Johnstown Man Facing Federal Drug Charge

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

Johnstown, PA - One resident of Johnstown, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on a charge of possession with the intent to distribute quantities of a substance containing fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Keith Pope 32, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment presented to the court, on or about October 7, 2020, Pope was found to possess with the intent to distribute 40 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl and heroin, and a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 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, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Maureen Sheehan-Balchon is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

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

Updated April 13, 2021

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