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Former Erie Resident Indicted on Drug Charges

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

Erie, Pa. - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti announced today.

The three-count Indictment named Delvon Sanders, 33, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment presented to the court, Sanders sold a quantity of fentanyl that caused the death of J.B. on April 17, 2023. The Indictment also charges Sanders with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl on or about April 18, 2023 and possession of fifty grams or more of methamphetamine on that same date.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of life in prison, a fine of $7,000,000 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 Molly W. Anglin is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Millcreek Police Department, the Erie County Drug Task Force, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration 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 31, 2023

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