Taunton Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Cocaine Charge
A Taunton woman faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute in federal court in Boston.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Kiyanna Ambers, 42, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine. She was indicted on the charge by a grand jury in August 2020.
Her sentencing will not be until August 22, 2023, when she will complete the court-run RISE (Repair, Invest, Succeed, Emerge) program, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Ambers was arrested on June 29, 2020, after a multi-week investigation led authorities to execute a search warrant at her home. During the search, authorities discovered over 340 grams of cocaine and cocaine base as well as $11,462 in cash.
In addition to a maximum 20-year sentence, Ambers also faces at least three years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a possible fine of up to $1 million.