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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Philadelphia Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Possess and Distribute Drugs and Possessing a Firearm

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Philadelphia, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to a total of ten years (120 months) in prison and five years’ supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute and possess methamphetamine and cocaine and possession of a firearm. Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Gerald Terry, 52, of Philadelphia, PA.

According to information presented to the court, between March 30, 2018, and April 4, 2018, Gerald Terry and a co-conspirator conspired to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and cocaine. Further, on April 4, 2018, they were found in possession of a loaded Smith & Wesson M&P Shield .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

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

Mr. Kaufman commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police SHIELD Unit and Somerset Turnpike Barracks for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Terry.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated August 10, 2021