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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 28, 2016

Amherst Woman Sentenced For Conspiracy To Import Alpha-PVP

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Judi Strong, 43, of Amherst, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to import Alpha-PVP, a Schedule I controlled substance, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. 
 
Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who handled the case, stated that in July 2015, Strong conspired with a co-defendant to import Alpha-PVP into the United States from China. The defendant ordered the substance on-line and had it shipped in two FedEx Express Mail packages to her residence in Amherst. Federal law enforcement officers intercepted the packages and performed a controlled delivery to Strong at her residence where she accepted delivery of the two packages. The two packages contained approximately 178 grams of Alpha-PVP. 
 
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Special Agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero.

Updated October 31, 2016