BALTIMORE ? Former Boonsboro resident Kathleen Ann Harris pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances resulting in the death of a Boonsboro teen last summer, United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein said.
According to the plea agreement, Harris, 39, now of Olney, Md., and a co-conspirator began selling prescription drugs including methadone and various brands of oxycodone and hydrocodone in 2006.
Harris was able to obtain the drugs because she had medical problems that allowed her to get prescriptions from physicians, who were unaware that she intended to sell the drugs, the press release said.
Among the customers of Harris and her co-conspirator were a group of high school students in Western Maryland.
For approximately six months, Harris' co-conspirator sold the drugs he obtained from Harris to the students and to other customers, the press release said.