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Cheyenne woman sentenced to 40 months on fentanyl charges


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne resident Amanda Lynn Piercy, 37, was recently sentenced to 40 months and 21 days in prison for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.

According to court documents, on Sept. 8, Cheyenne Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence because of an unconscious person. Once on the scene, officers learned Piercy had overdosed on fentanyl in the basement of the residence. When she was revived, officers removed seven fentanyl pills from her pockets. During a search of the property, officers found additional drugs and a handgun.

Piercy pleaded guilty to the charges on Feb. 20 and Senior U.S. District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal imposed the sentence on May 22. The crime was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney T.J. Forwood.