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York County Woman Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison For Trafficking Methamphetamine

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

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Kim Forney, age 50, of York County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on January 30, 2024, by U.S. District Court Judge Jennifer P. Wilson to 168 months in prison for trafficking methamphetamine with a gun.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Forney was indicted for her role in a methamphetamine trafficking ring operated out of her home in Windsor, Pennsylvania. Police seized methamphetamine, weapons, thousands in cash and other materials related to the drug trafficking operation during a July 22, 2020, search of her home.  Forney was charged with conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine with Cody Mitzel, Christa Tabor, Craig Smith, and Sheridan Lee Boothe. Forney previously entered guilty pleas to trafficking 500 grams and more of methamphetamine, and to possessing a gun recovered from her home.

Cody Mitzel entered a guilty plea to methamphetamine trafficking and was previously sentenced by Judge Wilson to approximately 36 months in prison.  Craig Smith pled guilty to methamphetamine trafficking and is scheduled to be sentenced on April 26, 2024. Sheridan Lee Boothe pled guilty to methamphetamine trafficking and is scheduled to be sentenced on May 21, 2024. Christa Tabor is wanted.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Consiglio is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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Updated February 1, 2024

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