JOHNSTOWN – A former Hyde man pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman.
John McKinney, 53, pleaded guilty to count two of the superseding indictment before U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson.
In connection with the guilty plea, from July of 2019 to June of 2020, McKinney conspired to distribute a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.
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 U.S. 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.