Duquesne Woman Faces Federal Prison in Drug Case

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News, Duquesne News

A Duquesne woman has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for her role in a heroin trafficking ring.

Brianna Timber, 23, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer, said a spokeswoman for acting U.S. Attorney Soo C. Song.

Federal prosecutors said that Timber was recorded on federal Drug Enforcement Agency wiretaps conspiring with others to distribute heroin and launder the proceeds.

The crimes allegedly occured from April to August 2016, the spokeswoman said.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program, Song's office said.

Originally published November 26, 2017.

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