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Castle Shannon Man Indicted for Violating Federal Narcotics Laws

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH –A resident of Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania was arrested in Florida after being indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Michael Hunsinger, 57, Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant. Though indicted in February 2023, Hunsinger was ultimately arrested in Florida on these federal charges.

According to the Indictment, on or about June 3, 2022, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and a quantity of cocaine, both Schedule II controlled substances. Hunsinger was allegedly obtaining large quantities of these controlled substances from an Ohio source and transporting them back to this district.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than ten (10) years in prison, and fine of $10,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Nicole A. Stockey is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Castle Shannon Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated May 18, 2023