PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Conneaut Ohio, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and possession of a firearm in furtherance of that drug trafficking crime, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.
Jennifer Glasscock, age 38, pleaded guilty to two counts before Chief United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on Nov. 30, 2020, a Trooper with the Pennsylvania State Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Glasscock in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. Upon approaching the vehicle, the Trooper observed Glasscock with an open purse in her lap. The open purse contained a loaded handgun, pills, rubber bands, her driver’s license, and approximately $4,000.00 in United States currency. On the floor of the vehicle, the Trooper observed, in plain view, suspected methamphetamine. The Trooper also observed a green backpack on the backseat.
Thereafter, law enforcement applied for and obtained a search warrant for the vehicle. The green backpack contained two lockboxes, which held suspected controlled substances and two digital scales. The Greensburg Regional Laboratory confirmed net weight and identity of the controlled substances as follows: 195 grams of methamphetamine, 26 grams of a mixture containing heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine, perforated paper containing LSD, and 15 grams of oxycodone. Methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, and oxycodone are Schedule II controlled substances. Heroin and LSD are Schedule I controlled substances.
Judge Hornak scheduled sentencing for Feb. 7, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.. The law provides for a total sentence of life in prison, a fine of $5,000,000 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.
Pending sentencing, the court remanded the defendant into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Assistant United States Attorney Brendan J. McKenna is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Pennsylvania State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Glasscock.