Fort Fairfield woman sentenced to time served for smuggling oxy in body cavity

Posted April 17, 2013, at 11:55 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Fort Fairfield woman was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to 4½ months or time served in jail for smuggling a dozen oxycodone pills across the border in a body cavity.

Heather Sappier, 22, waived indictment and pleaded guilty Nov. 30 to importation of oxycodone, according to information posted on the court’s Electronic Case Filing system. She had been held without bail since then.

In addition to jail time, U.S. District Judge John Woodcock sentenced Sappier to three years of supervised release and ordered her to pay a $500 fine.

Sappier admitted Feb. 7, 2012, that she had the powerful painkillers hidden in a plastic bag in her vagina, according to court documents.

She faced up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.

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