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

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Johnstown Woman will Spend 5 Years on Probation for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Johnstown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to five years’ probation, the first year of which to be served as home confinement, on her conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Donna M. Hawk, 50, of Johnstown, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, from Jan. 31, 2013, to April 23, 2013, Hawk, along with others, conspired to distribute less than 28 grams of cocaine base, in the form commonly known as “crack.”

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

U.S. Attorney 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 Hawk.

Drug Trafficking
Updated April 25, 2016