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Sharon Resident Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Drug Trafficking

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

PITTSBURGH, PA – Sylvia Ferguson was sentenced to 15 months in prison for drug trafficking, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

Ferguson, age 43, of Sharon, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon. Judge Bissoon ordered Ferguson to serve three years of supervised release following her prison sentence.

Ferguson pled guilty earlier this year to conspiring to distribute morphine from July 2019 to November 2021 in Sharon, Mercer County. She was on probation at that time as a result of a prior conviction in state court.

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

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the conviction and sentence in this case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated December 5, 2023

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking