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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Johnstown Woman to Serve 7 Years in Prison for Distributing Cocaine, Allowing Her Apartment to be Used to Distribute Drugs

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 84 months in prison and three years’ supervised release on her conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Patricia Ann Hawes, 55.

According to information presented to the court, on May 11, 2016, Hawes distributed a quantity of cocaine. Likewise, between April 22, 2016 and June 7, 2016, Hawes maintained her apartment on Highland Avenue for the purpose of distributing and using heroin and cocaine.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie L. Haines prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Mr. Brady commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cambria County Drug Task Force for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Hawes.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 11, 2018