Meth Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

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PITTSBURGH – Steve Garduno was sentenced to 10 years (120 months) in prison for possessing with intent to distribute 305 grams of a mixture containing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Garduno, age 51 of Strasburg, Colorado, was sentenced by United States District Judge Christy Criswell Wiegand. Judge Wiegand ordered Garduno to serve four years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

On October 28, 2020, Garduno got caught in possession of 305 grams of a mixture containing methamphetamine as a result of a traffic stop of his SUV conducted by the Greenville (Pennsylvania) Police Department. As of that date, Garduno had been convicted of several felony crimes throughout the prior 30 years ranging from burglaries to weapons and assault crimes to drug trafficking crimes. Also as of that date, he was on bond with a pending Colorado charge for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine that had been filed just four months earlier.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller and Special Assistant United States Attorney/Mercer County Assistant District Attorney Shane T. Crevar prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Greenville Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation leading to the conviction and sentence in this case.