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New Castle Woman Sentenced to Prison for Storing Illegally Drugs and Guns in Her House

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

PITTSBURGH, PA -- A resident of New Castle, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 46 months imprisonment with a three-year term of supervised release on her conviction of violating federal drug trafficking laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

United States District Judge Marilyn J. Horan imposed the sentence on Deia Eggleston, age 46, of Bleakley Ave., New Castle, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, Eggleston allowed her relatives, who were engaging in drug trafficking to use her home to manufacture crack cocaine and to store drugs and guns. Eggleston also aided and abetted an attempted delivery of a kilogram of cocaine by mail which federal agents intercepted prior to delivery. During a search warrant of her home, numerous types of drugs and firearms were found.

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

United States Attorney Chung commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the New Castle Police Department, and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Eggleston.

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.

Updated June 22, 2022

Drug Trafficking