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Brentwood Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Obtain Oxycodone

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A Brentwood woman pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and to acquire controlled substances by fraud, forgery, deception and subterfuge, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Brittany Lee Preston, 22, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Preston conspired to obtain Oxycodone by fraud and forgery and to then distribute the Oxycodone.

Judge Hornak scheduled sentencing for April 4, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Preston.

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