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Johnstown resident plead guilty

September 21, 2018

A Johnstown resident pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of distributing heroin, according to United States Attorney Scott Brady.

Tony Charles Eppolito, 31, of Jordan Drive, pleaded guilty to one count before District Judge Kim Gibson. In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Eppolito distributed less than 100 grams of heroin on Dec. 6.

Gibson scheduled sentencing for Feb. 7. The law provides for a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence is based upon the seriousness of the offense and any prior criminal history of the defendant.

The Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cambria County Drug Task Force investigated.

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