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New Castle Resident Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Prison for Trafficking of Fentanyl and Cocaine

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of New Castle, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for trafficking fentanyl and cocaine, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

Donald Snowden, 32, of New Castle, was sentenced by United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. Judge Schwab ordered Snowden to serve three years of supervised release following the prison sentence.

In August 2023, Snowden pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute fentanyl and cocaine between May 2021 and October 2022 and to distributing fentanyl in August 2022. In pleading guilty, Snowden acknowledged responsibility for the distribution of 100 grams of cocaine and 16 grams of fentanyl. He was on probation for a prior felony conviction when he committed the crimes in this case.

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

United States Attorney Olshan commended 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 for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Snowden.

Updated January 17, 2024

Drug Trafficking
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