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Brentwood Woman Sentenced to 5 Years Probation for Minor Role in Oxycodone Ring

July 29, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Brentwood, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to five years probation, which will include one year of home detention and 150 hours of community service, on her conviction 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.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Brittany Lee Preston, 23.

According to information presented to the court, Preston conspired to obtain oxycodone by fraud and forgery and to then distribute the oxycodone. She had a minor role in the offense compared to the role of her then boyfriend, Jeffrey Mackewich, who was the leader of the oxycodone ring.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Hornak stated that the support of her current employer and the fact that she has overcome her addiction to oxycodone were important facts in his decision.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Preston.

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