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Lower Burrell Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Possession of a Fentanyl and Tramadol Mixture

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

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to five years’ imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, on her conviction of possession with intent to distribute a mixture of fentanyl and tramadol, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nicholas Ranjan imposed the sentence on Amber Doller-Smith.

According to information presented to the court, Doller-Smith was involved in a traffic stop on September 13, 2018, conducted by police officers from Lower Burrell and New Kensington. A canine unit was summoned to the scene and alerted to a purse located on the vehicle’s front seat. The police searched the purse and found numerous pills and Doller-Smith’s bankcard. Doller-Smith subsequently informed the officers she had heroin concealed on her person. Laboratory analysis revealed that the substance consisted of a mixture of fentanyl and tramadol and had a net weight of 46.53 grams.

Assistant United States Attorney Michael Leo Ivory prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Lower Burrell Police Department, and the New Kensington Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Doller-Smith.

Updated August 17, 2020

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