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Western District of Pennsylvania

Friday, June 22, 2018

Aliquippa Woman Admits Role in Heroin and Money Laundering Conspiracy

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A Beaver County resident pleaded guilty in federal court in Pittsburgh to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and one count of conspiracy to launder money, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Britny Beaver, 25, of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge David S. Cercone.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from January 2015 to February 2016, Beaver conspired with others to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute kilogram quantities of heroin. She also conspired to launder $60,000 of the proceeds of the heroin trafficking.

Judge Cercone scheduled sentencing for October 22, 2018. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 10 years and up to life, a fine of $10,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court continued the defendant’s detention.

Assistant United States Attorney Tonya Sulia Goodman is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Hopewell Township Police Department, Beaver County District Attorney’s Office, Aliquippa Police Department, and the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Beaver.

Drug Trafficking
Updated June 25, 2018