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Pittsburgh Drug Felon Sentenced for Conspiring to Send Suboxone into an Alabama Federal Prison

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

JOHNSTOWN, PA - A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to 12 months and one day on her conviction for conspiring to distribute suboxone, which is a Schedule III controlled substance, to federal prisoners in Aliceville, Alabama, while she was under federal supervision for a prior drug offense, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Tai Ward, 31. 

According to information presented to the Court at the time Ward entered her plea of guilty, Ward, along with at least two other coconspirators, concealed suboxone in packages that were being sent through the United States Postal Service to female in inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution in Aliceville, Alabama in early 2020.

Assistant United States Attorney Shaun E. Sweeney prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Bureau of Prisons Special Investigations Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Ward.

Updated February 10, 2021

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