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Former Sharon Resident Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Drug Trafficking

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

PITTSBURGH, PA - Shantell Griggs was sentenced to 27 months in prison for cocaine trafficking, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

Griggs, age 45, formerly of Sharon, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon. Judge Bissoon ordered Griggs to serve six years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

Griggs pled guilty earlier this year to conspiring to distribute cocaine between July 2019 and November 2021 in Sharon, Mercer County. Griggs also pled guilty to possessing with intent to distribute cocaine on September 1, 2021, in Sharon. He stipulated to being responsible for the distribution of 300 grams of cocaine.

Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the convictions and sentence in this case.

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 of Justice 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 November 29, 2023

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking