Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing and Distributing Narcotics

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Johnstown, PA pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Andrew Colvin, age 30, of 839 Vickroy Avenue, Johnstown, PA, pleaded guilty to Counts One and Two of the Indictment before United States District Judge Stephanie L. Haines.

In connection with the guilty plea, on or about October 7, 2019, Colvin possessed with the intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana. Further, on or about October 9, 2019, Colvin possessed with the intent to distribute one gram or more of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), and quantities of marijuana, cocaine, methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), ketamine, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Judge Haines scheduled sentencing for April 12, 2023. The law provides for a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both, for Count One, and a minimum sentence of 5 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000, or both, for Count Two. 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 Attorney Maureen Sheehan-Balchon is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, Cambria County Drug Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Safe Streets Task Force conducted the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Colvin.