BUFFALO, NY — An Olean woman has pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, butyryl fentanyl, according to U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr.

Mary Kettle, 36, Olean, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, who is handling the case, said Kettle, Erin Cameron and others conspired to sell butyryl fentanyl between July and December 2018. Cameron was previously convicted and is awaiting sentencing. 

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According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Drug Enforcement Administration and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force set up a controlled purchase of butyryl fentanyl with Cameron on Oct. 22, 2018. The butyryl fentanyl was delivered by Kettle, according to the release. A second controlled purchase of butyryl fentanyl was made on Feb. 6, 2019, and Kettle also made the delivery, according to the release.

Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra Jr.

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