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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 22, 2019

Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing and Distributing Crack Cocaine

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

Bobby Washington, Jr., 35, pleaded guilty to the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, on March 17, 2018, Washington distributed a quantity of cocaine base, and on April 24, 2018, he possessed with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, commonly known as "crack."

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for June 5, 2019, at 10 a.m. The law provides for a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison and a fine of $6,000,000 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 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 Washington.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 25, 2019