U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania
October 9, 2014

Detroit Woman Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Heroin Trafficking Scheme

JOHNSTOWN, PA—A resident of Detroit, Mi., has been sentenced in federal court to three years’ probation, with home detention for the first six months; and 50 hours of community service to be served within one year, on her conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Chivon Buttrom, 34.

According to information presented to the court, from the spring of 2011 to May 15, 2012, Buttrom, along with co-defendants, conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie L. Haines prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Indiana Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Buttrom. Other agencies participating in this investigation included the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, the Cambria County Drug Task Force, the Cambria County Sheriff’s Department, the Cambria County District Attorney’s Office, the Indiana County Drug Task Force, and the Indiana County District Attorney’s Office.

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