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New Castle Resident Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Fentanyl and Cocaine

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

PITTSBURGH, PA – Donald Snowden was convicted of trafficking fentanyl and cocaine, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

Snowden, age 32 of New Castle, Pennsylvania, pled guilty to conspiring to distribute fentanyl and cocaine, between May 2021 and October 2022, and to distributing fentanyl, on August 31, 2022. Snowden pled guilty before United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. Judge Schwab scheduled sentencing to occur on January 17, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Lawrence County Drug Task Force, the Mercer County Drug Task Force, the New Castle Police Department, the Sharon Police Department, and the Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation resulting in the convictions in this case.

Updated August 23, 2023

Drug Trafficking