Campbellsville woman pleads guilty in federal court

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By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville woman has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges and could be sentenced to 40 years in prison for her crimes.

According to a press release from U.S. Attorney David L. Huber's office of the Western District of Kentucky, Linda Sue Smith, 59, of Campbellsville pleaded guilty Friday to unlawful possession and distribution of Percocet, a Schedule II narcotic.

Smith admitted that on March 14, 2006, she distributed in Taylor County 20 tablets containing Oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance. She also admitted that on May 8, 2006, she possessed with intent to distribute in Taylor County 30 tablets containing Oxycodone.

The maximum penalties are 40 years' imprisonment, a $2 million fine and three years' supervised release.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett, and it was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Smith is scheduled to appear for sentencing before U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley on April 24 in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green.