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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Judge Sentences Johnstown Drug Dealer to 8 Years in Prison for Distributing Heroin Near a Playground

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 96 months in prison and six 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 Charles A. Meyer, 38.

According to information presented to the court, on Oct. 20, 2015, within 1,000 feet of a playground, and on Dec. 22, 2015, and Jan. 22, 2016, Meyer distributed a quantity of heroin on each of those dates. Also on Jan. 22, 2016, Meyer possessed with the intent to distribute a quantity of heroin.

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 Meyer.

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