PITTSBURGH, PA — Torlando Hopson has pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute crack cocaine, according to Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti. This week, Hopson, a 34-year-old resident of Sharon, Pennsylvania, appeared before United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon to enter his plea. Sentencing has been scheduled for August 31, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.
The law provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is to be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Lawrence County Drug Task Force, the Mercer County Drug Task Force, the New Castle Police Department, the Sharon Police Department, the Hermitage Police Department, and the Farrell Police Department led the investigation resulting in the conviction in this case.
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