Kentucky woman found with over 850 pills in car sentenced

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Hearing delayed for judge accused of misconduct
Hearing delayed for judge accused of misconduct

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A Kentucky woman has been sentenced after a Huntington police officer found more than 850 pills in her vehicle.

Acting U.S. Attorney Carol Casto says in a news release that 45-year-old Karen Sue Fields of Olive Hill, Kentucky, was sentenced to three years and a month in federal prison Tuesday.

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Fields was charged with possession with intent to distribute oxycodone and alprazolam. She pleaded guilty in September.

Authorities say Fields was charged in July 2014 after a traffic stop. A Huntington police officer found more than 800 oxycodone tablets and more than 50 alprazolam tablets in a search of Field’s vehicle.

Authorities say Fields admitted she bought the pills for $17,500 and was on her way back to Kentucky to deliver them to another individual.



 

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