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

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Offenses

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

Vantroy Godboat, 45, pleaded guilty to the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, on Jan. 27, Feb. 2, and Feb. 4, 2016, Godboat distributed less than 100 grams of heroin on each of those dates, and on Feb. 5, 2016, Godboat possessed with the intent to distribute less than 100 grams of heroin.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Feb. 27, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  The law provides for a maximum sentence of 80 years in prison and a fine of $4,000,000 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 Godboat.

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Updated October 21, 2016