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Sharon Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine, Fentanyl, and Heroin and to Launder Drug Proceeds

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

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Sharon, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring both to engage in drug trafficking and to launder drug trafficking proceeds, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

London Pinkins, 29, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon to (1) conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, 400 grams or more of fentanyl, and 100 grams or more of heroin between June 2020 and June 2021 and (2) conspiring to launder drug trafficking proceeds between February 2021 and June 2021.

Judge Bissoon scheduled sentencing for October 1, 2024. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 10 years and up to life in prison, a fine of up to $10 million, or both. Under the federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorneys Benjamin C. Dobkin and Craig W. Haller are prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Pennsylvania State Police, Lawrence County Drug Task Force, Mercer County Drug Task Force, New Castle Police Department, Sharon Police Department, Hermitage Police Department, and Farrell Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Pinkins.

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 May 28, 2024

Drug Trafficking