Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Narcotics Charges

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

Jelahn Williams, a/k/a “Boog”, 27, pleaded guilty on August 9, 2022, to Counts One and Two of the Indictment before Senior United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, from on or about July 5, 2018, and continuing thereafter to on or about May 5, 2020, in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere, Williams conspired to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, 28 grams or more of cocaine base, in the form commonly known as crack, and 40 grams or more of fentanyl and heroin, as well as, conspired to commit money laundering.

Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for Dec. 14, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. The law provides for a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $10,000,000, or both, at Count One, and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $500,000, or both, at 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 Arnold P. Bernard Jr. is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

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