New York Man Pleads to Meth Conspiracy Count in Federal Court in Johnstown, PA

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

Peter Shawbrougham, 27, pleaded guilty to a lesser-included offense at Count Two of the Superseding Indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, on or about July 2019 through in and around June 2020, Shawbrougham conspired to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Feb. 17, 2022. The law provides for a minimum sentence of 5 years in prison to a maximum of 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000, 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 Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pennsylvania State Police led the prosecution of Shawbrougham.

 

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