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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

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Friday, January 20, 2023

Eastern PA Woman Pleads Guilty to Possessing Drugs in Butler Hotel Room

PITTSBURGH, PA – A former resident of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, was convicted of a possessing with intent to distribute a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectible amount of heroin and a detectible amount of fentanyl, and a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectible amount of cocaine, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Shameekha Mu-Min, 31, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Robert J. Colville.

In connection with the guilty plea, the Court was advised that, on June 24, 2020, during a search of a hotel room in Butler, Pennsylvania, in which Mu-Min was located, investigators recovered multiple cell phones on Mu-Min’s bed, a grinder with residue, and $3,920.00 of drug-trafficking proceeds. During a subsequent search of Mu-Min’s person, investigators recovered approximately 4.824 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectible amount of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance, and 3.029 grams of a mixture and substance containing detectible amounts of fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, and heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

udge Colville scheduled sentencing for May 12, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorneys Yvonne M. Saadi and Craig W. Haller are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Pennsylvania State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Butler County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force led the investigation leading to the conviction in this case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 20, 2023