North Huntingdon Woman Charged with Violating Federal Drug Laws
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of North Huntington, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The two-count indictment, returned on April 10, named Jamie Patrick, 23, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment presented to the court, in February 2011, Patrick conspired to distribute heroin, and on Feb. 11, 2011, she possessed with intent to distribute and distributed heroin.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.