Woman sentenced on heroin charges

WINCHESTER – A Stephens City woman accused of distributing heroin was sentenced according to a plea agreement in Frederick County Circuit Court on Monday.

Kiri Akela Ann Green, 33, pleaded guilty to distributing heroin, possessing heroin with the intent to distribute and a misdemeanor shoplifting charge.

For all three charges, Judge Randy Bryant sentenced her to a total of 10 years in a penitentiary and 12 months in jail with all but one year suspended.

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Andrew Robbins said that in January 2015, law enforcement responded to Green’s residence after hearing complaints of heroin deals occurring there. When Green consented to a search of the home, they found scales and around 3.8 grams of heroin. The heroin distribution charge stemmed from an October 2014 incident, when a confidential informant exchanged $120 for four packets of heroin from Green.

Before sentencing, Green apologized to the court and said she had completed a 90-day drug program and had been selected to be a mentor.

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