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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 9, 2018

Bedford Woman Sentenced to Probation for Conspiring to Distribute Controlled Substances

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Bedford, Pa. has been sentenced in federal court in Johnstown to one year probation on her conviction of conspiracy to distribute, possess with intent to distribute and distribution of quantities of various Schedule IV controlled substances, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Damaris Rispoli, age 56, of Bedford, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, from in and around Aug. 2014, to on or about May 20, 2015, Rispoli conspired with another to distribute and possess with intent to distribute quantities of Tramadol, Zolpidem, Clonazepam, Lorazepam, and Carisoprodol, and on or about May 20, 2015, Rispoli possessed with intent to distribute Carisoprodol, and distributed quantities of Tramadol, Zolpidem, Clonazepam, and Lorazepam.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Brady commended the Department of Homeland Security for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Rispoli.

Topic(s): 
Prescription Drugs
Updated February 9, 2018