U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania
October 19, 2015

Wilkins Township Woman Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Distributing Prescription Pain Pills

PITTSBURGH—An Allegheny County resident has been sentenced in federal court to seven years in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, on her conviction of violating the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Brandy Marie Bara, a/k/a Brandy Marie White, 34, of Turtle Creek, PA 15145.

According to information presented to the court, Telano White was the leader of the Detroit to Pittsburgh oxycodone distribution network, even though he was incarcerated for nearly the entire period of the conspiracy. White’s wife, Brandy Bara White, received deliveries of oxycodone 30 mg. pills delivered by Tarrance Mays, Jr. and LaMont Whitfield, two Detroit residents who previously pleaded guilty for their roles in the conspiracy. Bara was the primary distributor of the pills. Bara agreed that she was responsible for illegally distributing between approximately 15,000 and 50,000 oxycodone 30 mg. pills in the Pittsburgh area.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Bara.

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