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Colorado Man Charged with Possessing Meth

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

PITTSBURGH – Steve Garduno was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for methamphetamine trafficking, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The Indictment charges Garduno, age 50 of Strasburg, Colorado, with possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine on October 28, 2020.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of at least ten years and up to life in prison and a fine of up to $8,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller and Special Assistant United States Attorney/Mercer County Assistant District Attorney Shane T. Crevar are prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

The Greenville Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation leading to the return of the Indictment in this case.

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

Updated March 17, 2021

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