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Huntington, W.Va. –  A Williamson woman was sentenced today to three years and six months of federal probation for obtaining prescription drugs by fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Amy Shantel Hatfield, 37, pleaded guilty in April of 2013 before Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers in Huntington federal court.  Hatfield admitted that between June of 2012 and August of 2012, she obtained lisdexamfetamine and amphetamine, dangerous and addictive prescription drugs, by filling fraudulent prescriptions written for someone else.   

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution.

This case was prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District. 

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