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New Florence Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Possessing Methamphetamine and Fentanyl

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

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A former resident of New Florence, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to a total of 60 months in prison followed by 4 years’ supervised release on his conviction of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Nicholas Beard, 28. 

According to information presented to the court, on or about October 9, 2020, Beard did possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, and a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl.

Assistant United States Attorney Arnold P. Bernard, Jr. prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Ms. Chung commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Laurel Highlands Resident Agency, Southwest Pennsylvania Safe Streets Task Force, and the Indiana County Drug Task Force for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Beard.

Updated February 16, 2022

Drug Trafficking