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

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Judge Sentences Johnstown Crack Dealer To 10-Year Prison Term

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 distribution of 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 John D. Malden, 40, of Johnstown, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, on April 25, 2013, Malden distributed less than 28 grams of cocaine base.

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 Malden.

Updated July 14, 2015