Regional
4:04 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Kentucky Woman Headed to Prison in Prescription Overdose Death

A Breathitt County woman is the first in Kentucky to be convicted of causing a death by selling prescription drugs.  Judy McIntosh is headed to prison after pleading guilty to distributing Oxycodone that resulted in a death.

According to the plea agreement, a woman bought the pills from McIntosh, consumed them, and later died at McIntosh’s home.  U-SAttorney Kerry Harvey for the Eastern district of Kentucky says prescription dealers should take note that it’s a serious crime.

“It’s not a murder charge per se, but the penalties are very similar      to what you would expect in a murder case, “says Harvey.

The 47-year-old McIntosh will be sentenced in July.  She faces at least 20 years behind bars.