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

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty In Heroin Trafficking Ring

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Johnstown, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Terrance Sitton, 42, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from Jan. 22, 2015, to April 17, 2015, Sitton conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Oct. 8, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is 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, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, the Cambria County Drug Task Force, the Altoona Police Department, and the Cambria County District Attorney's Office, conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Sitton.

Updated July 14, 2015