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Taunton Woman Sentenced for Cocaine Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Taunton woman has been sentenced in federal court in Boston for possessing cocaine intended for distribution.

Kiyanna Ambers, 42, was sentenced on Aug. 22, 2023 by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In August 2020, Ambers pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine. Ambers participated in the Court-run RISE program (Repair, Invest, Succeed, Emerge), which she successfully completed. 

In June 2020, following a multi-week investigation into Ambers and her associates, a search warrant was executed at Ambers’ residence. During the search, multiple baggies of white powder containing a total of over 340 grams of cocaine and cocaine base, as well as approximately $11,462 were recovered in Ambers’ home. 

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren A. Graber of the Criminal Division prosecuted the case. 

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at

Updated August 24, 2023

Drug Trafficking