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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Judge Sentences Johnstown Crack Dealer to 10 Years in Prison for Drug Charge and 18 Months More for Supervised Release Violation

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, Pa. has been sentenced in federal court in Johnstown to 120 months in prison and eight years’ supervised release on his 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 Leon E. Szewczyk, 36.

According to information presented to the court, on April 6, 2018, Szewczyk possessed with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of cocaine base, commonly known as "crack."

Judge Gibson also sentenced Szewczyk to 18 months imprisonment on a supervised release violation with regard to a 2011 case in which Szewczyk was sentenced to 72 months imprisonment and five years’ supervised release for violating federal narcotics laws.

Assistant United States AttorneyMaureen Sheehan-Balchon 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 Szewczyk.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 11, 2020