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McKees Rocks Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Distribute Prescription Drugs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2013

PITTSBURGH - A resident of McKees Rocks pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Carol Combs, 54, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge David S. Cercone.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Combs conspired to distribute oxycodone and oxymorphone between Aug. 24, 2010 and Jan. 20, 2012.

Judge Cercone scheduled sentencing for May 28, 2013, at 10 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is 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 Combs.

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