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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Johnstown Man Indicted on Drug Charge following Investigation by FBI and Cambria County Drug Task Force


JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The indictment named Shawn R. Kmecak, 37, of Johnstown, Pa.

According to the indictment presented to the court, on March 15, 2018, Kmecak possessed with the intent to distribute less than 100 grams of heroin.

The law provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1,000,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie L. Haines is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cambria County Drug Task Force conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Kmecak.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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