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McCandless Woman Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Oxycodone Possession

Kathryn Joyce, 30, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine or both.

A McCandless woman pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton announced Monday.

Kathryn Joyce, 30, of 404 Sunset Road, pleaded guilty to one count before U.S. District Judge David S. Cercone.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Joyce unlawfully possessed with intent to distribute 334 oxycodone 30 mg tablets on Jan. 11, 2012, when stopped by Ross Township Police.

Cercone scheduled sentencing for July 2. She faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1 million, or both. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ross Township Police Department conducted the investigation that led to Joyce's prosecution.

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