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

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Judge Sentences Johnstown Heroin Dealer to 9 Years in Prison

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court in Johnstown to 108 months in prison and three years’ supervised release on her 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 Ava Blackwell, 25, of Johnstown, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, from Aug. 25, 2016, through Sept. 14, 2016, Blackwell conspired with a co-defendant to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute less than 100 grams 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 Blackwell.

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 20, 2018