Pennsylvania Man Arrested in Florida for Violating Federal Narcotics Laws

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PITTSBURGH, PA — Troy Rivetti, the Acting United States Attorney, made the announcement that on May 18, 2023, authorities arrested Michael Hunsinger, a Castle Shannon resident, in Florida on charges of violating federal narcotics laws. A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh had indicted him on one count in February 2023. Despite his indictment, Hunsinger remained free until his arrest in Florida.

According to the Indictment, on or about June 3, 2022, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and a quantity of cocaine, both Schedule II controlled substances. Hunsinger was allegedly obtaining large quantities of these controlled substances from an Ohio source and transporting them back to this district.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than ten (10) years in prison, and a fine of $10,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Nicole A. Stockey is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Castle Shannon Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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