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Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

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

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Justin R. Guillarmod, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, on July 27, 2017, Guillarmod and a co-defendant did possess with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Sept. 30, 2019, at 11 a.m. The law provides for a maximum sentence for Guillarmod of 40 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 offense 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 Guillarmod.


Updated May 3, 2019

Drug Trafficking