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Castle Shannon Resident Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Possession of Methamphetamine and Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court on April 10, 2024, to 108 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of federal supervised release, after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and a quantity of cocaine, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States Senior District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Michael Hunsinger, 58.

According to information presented to the Court, on June 3, 2022, the Castle Shannon Police Department executed a search warrant at Hunsinger’s residence as part of a narcotics investigation within the community. During the search, law enforcement seized large quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine from the residence.

Assistant United States Attorney Nicole Stockey prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Castle Shannon Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Hunsinger.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated April 12, 2024

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