|Published: 10:44 AM, 04/04/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
GREENEVILLE-A Cocke County woman, convicted in August of
2010 on drug charges in U.S. District Court, has been ordered to serve one year
in prison after violating terms of her supervised release.
Suzanna Gorrell, 29, of Newport, was initially sentenced
in August of 2010 to 16 months for conspiracy to distribute and possession with
intent to distribute less than five grams of cocaine base.
Gorrell, however, allegedly had eight violations of her
supervised release and was given a one-year sentence on Tuesday by U.S.
District Judge Ronnie Greer.
According to court documents, "On or about August
13, 2012, Ms. Gorrell was given a drug screen and tested positive for opiates
and benzodiazepines. The offender stated she found a prescription for Tylenol 3
while packing. Ms. Gorrell stated the prescription was not hers and was not in
a valid prescription bottle. The offender stated her tooth was hurting, and she
took one pill per day from August 8 to August 12, 2012. Ms. Gorrell also stated
she took one Valium on or about August 7, 2012. The offender stated that pill
came from a valid prescription she was given approximately four years prior.
The offender provided this officer with verification that she was prescribed
Valium at that time.
For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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