A 42-year-old Fall River woman was sentenced to serve five to six years in state prison after being convicted of trafficking in excess of 36 grams of fentanyl, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Jamie Nobles, who previously served a prison term for selling heroin, pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court last Thursday to the single count indictment.

Last June, Fall River police executed a search warrant at Noble's 26 Arthur Street apartment.  When police arrived, they say they saw her leave her residence, enter a vehicle, and begin to drive away. Police stopped the car and the defendant was returned to her apartment. Police found a gram of fentanyl in Noble's pocket, along with $1,017 in cash. Police seized another 45 grams of fentanyl and packaging materials found inside the apartment.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Daniel Walsh, and the sentence was imposed by Judge William Sullivan.

“This defendant was recently released from incarceration for selling heroin. Unfortunately, she picked right up where she left off and continued selling lethal opiates.  Selling Fentanyl contributes to the ongoing opiate crisis in our neighborhoods and communities,” Quinn said in a press release.

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