Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Narcotics Laws

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JOHNSTOWN, PA — Toby Lee Coker, age 37, of Clearfield, PA man plead guilty before Senior United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson to violating federal narcotics laws on Friday, January 20, 2023, announced United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung. 

In connection with the guilty plea, from July 2019 to June 2020, Coker did conspire to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Further, on or about February 20, 2020, Coker did distribute a quantity of methamphetamine.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for May 30, 2023. The law provides for a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and maximum sentence of life in prison, a fine of $20,000,000 or both, for Count Two and a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000 or both, for Count Eight. 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.

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