Thursday, October 07, 2021

Clearfield County Man Admits Participation in Drug Conspiracy

 JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A former resident of Hyde, PA pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

John McKinney, 53, pleaded guilty to Count Two of the Superseding Indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, from July 2019 to June 2020, McKinney conspired to distribute a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Feb. 9, 2022. The law provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, 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 offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Maureen Sheehan-Balchon is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force program led the prosecution of McKinney.

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