Woman Sentenced for Heroin, Fentanyl and Crack Conspiracy
A 29-year old Hermon woman was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison and three years of supervised release on drug charges.
Erica Oliveira was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock for conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.” Oliveira pleaded guilty in October of last year.
Court records state that Oliveira conspired with others between January 2016 and February 2017 to acquire heroin, fentanyl and crack in Waterbury, Connecticut and then distribute it in Penobscot County. Court records also show that Oliveira allowed her home in Hermon to be used to distribute heroin and that helped facilitate drug dealing of others.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated the case and was prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.