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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Judge Sentences Johnstown Crack Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Johnstown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months in prison and three years’ supervised release on his conviction of distributing cocaine base, in the form commonly known as "crack," United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on James K. Parker, 43, of Johnstown, Pa.

According to information presented to the Court, on Oct. 18, 2012, Parker distributed less than 28 grams of cocaine base.

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 Parker.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 25, 2016