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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Johnstown Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Crack Cocaine while on Supervised Release

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to six years in prison and four years’ supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws. He was also sentenced to a consecutive one year term of incarceration for violating the conditions of his supervised release, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on George J. Lawrence, V, 31, of Johnstown, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, on April 23, 2013, Lawrence possessed more than 28 grams of cocaine base with the intent to distribute it.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Mr. Hickton commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cambria County Drug Task Force for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Lawrence.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 12, 2016