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

Friday, November 1, 2013

North Hills Woman Gets Jail Time For Illegally Possessing Oxycodone Pills

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to six months imprisonment and three years supervised release on her conviction of violating the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Kathryn Joyce, 31.

According to information presented to the court, Joyce unlawfully possessed with intent to distribute 334 oxycodone 30 mg tablets on Jan. 11, 2012 when stopped by the Ross Township Police. She also sold 20 similar pills to a confidential informant.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ross Township Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Joyce.

Updated July 14, 2015