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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Hustlas Don’t Sleep Member Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

PITTSBURGH, PA -- A former resident of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania has been sentenced in federal court to ten years’ imprisonment and six years of supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

United States District Judge Marilyn J. Horan imposed the sentence on Jason Jackson, age 28.

According to information presented to the court, Jackson pleaded guilty to knowingly participating in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and possession with the intent to distribute a quantity of fentanyl. He was part of a drug trafficking organization who referred to themselves as "Hustlas Don’t Sleep” that sold a variety of illegal narcotics.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

This prosecution is a result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles high-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten communities throughout the United States. OCDETF uses a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Jackson.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 16, 2022