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

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Heroin

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to charge of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Matthew John Claycomb, 22, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, on Jan. 25, 2013, Matthew John Claycomb along with co-defendants, distributed less than 100 grams of heroin.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Matthew John Claycomb on Dec. 2, 2014, at 10 a.m.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence for Matthew John Claycomb of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. 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 Matthew John Claycomb.

Updated July 14, 2015