SHINGLEHOUSE MAN SENTENCED TO 9 YEARS, 7 MONTHS – 19 YEARS, 8 MONTHS IN STATE PRISON FOR DRUG OFFENSES

(SMETHPORT, January 19, 2023):  District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer made the following statement on the sentencing of Shinglehouse man Steffan Sisson:

Sisson had been charged by Chief County Detective Ryan Yingling with Possession with Intent to Deliver Fentanyl and Methamphetamine and Firearm-related charges. On October 21, 2021 Chief Yingling secured a search warrant for Sisson’s residence.  Multiple agencies assisted in executing the search warrant including: McKean County District Attorney; McKean County Detectives; McKean County Drug Task Force; Potter County Detective; Potter County East Drug Task Force; Olean City Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit; Southern Tier Drug Task Force; NY State Police Troop A VGNET Team; McKean County Detective K-9 unit; and McKean County Adult Probation.  Shinglehouse Ambulance Service was on standby.  McKean County Department of Emergency Services provided equipment to the officers.

Officers seized methamphetamine and fentanyl packaged for sale and 5 firearms. Security cameras and a “bug-detecting” device were also found in the residence used for detecting individuals who could be wearing a recording device.                                        

Sisson had also been charged by Potter County East Drug Task Force for three separate instances of Possession with Intent to Deliver (Methamphetamine and Fentanyl) between October 7, 2021 and October 30, 2021.  These three cases were moved to McKean County for prosecution.

Sisson was also sentenced for Possession of Methamphetamine and Driving Under the Influence as well as a case handled by the Attorney General’s Office whereby Sisson pled guilty to Insurance Fraud.

During a sentencing hearing at the McKean County Courthouse on January 19th, the Judge sentenced Sisson to a period of incarceration of 9 years, 7 months – 19 years, 8 months and 1 year of consecutive probation as well as additional terms.