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United States of America v. Gerald Terry
Case Number: 3:18-cr-00024-KRG
Judge: Kim R. Gibson
Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (Cambria County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Arnold P. Bernard, Jr.
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Johnstown, PA - The United States of America charged Gerald Terry with conspiracy to possess and distribute drugs.
A resident of Philadelphia, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Gerald Terry, 51, pleaded guilty to the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.
In connection with the guilty plea, between March 30, 2018, and April 4, 2018, Gerald Terry and a co-conspirator conspired to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and cocaine. Further, on April 4, 2018, they were found in possession of a loaded Smith & Wesson M&P Shield .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol.
Judge Gibson scheduled sentencing for August 13, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. The law provides for a maximum sentence of life in prison, a fine of $15,250,000, 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 United States Attorney Arnold P. Bernard, Jr. is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police SHIELD Unit and Somerset Turnpike Barracks conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Terry.
21 U.S.C. 846 CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE AND POSSESS WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE 500 GRAMS OR MORE OF METHAMPHETAMINE AND COCAINE
21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), 841 (b)(1)(A)(viii) AND 841 (b)(1)(B)(ii) POSSESS WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE 500 GRAMS OR MORE OF METHAMPHETAMINE AND COCAINE
18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1) UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON
18 U.S.C. 924(c)(1)(A) AND 924(c)(1)(A)(i) UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN FURTHERANCE OF A DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIME
Outcome: Defendant pleaded guilty.