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Woman could face up to 20 years for selling prescription drugs

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Posted at 12:16 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 12:16:51-05

A Buffalo woman has pleaded guilty to drug charges after selling prescription medications.

According to U.S. Attorney James Kennedy, Jr., Rose Smith, 66, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, oxymorphone, oxycodone and hyrdrocodone.

The U.S. Attorney says the charge caries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

A search warrant was executed for Smith's residence on Littlefield Avenue in Buffalo on February 7, 2014. Officers found prescription pills, patches and two guns, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Higgins. Officers say the drugs and patches contained oxycodone, fentanyl, oxymorphone, hyrdrocodone and marijuana.

Smith admitted to officials to selling most of her own prescriptions of fentanyl and oxycodone to drug customers. She also admitted to getting prescription narcotics from at least two other people that she also sold.

Smith will be sentenced May 30.