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Jury Convicts Johnstown Man of Distributing Crack Cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, Pa., was found guilty after a three-day jury trial of distribution of crack cocaine, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Clarence M. Cosby, 37, of Johnstown, Pa., was convicted of distributing a quantity of cocaine base, commonly known as "crack," a Schedule II controlled substance on July 5, 2017.

U.S. District Judge Kim Gibson scheduled sentencing for Cosby on February 6, 2020, at 10 a.m. The law provides for a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a fine of $2,000,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and prior criminal history of the defendant.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maureen Sheehan-Balchon.

U.S. Attorney Brady commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Cambria County Drug Task Force for the investigation leading to the prosecution of Clarence Cosby.

Updated September 27, 2019

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