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Cynthia Powell: 25 Years for 35 Pills

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Cynthia Powell was not an addict. She was not a dealer. She sold 35 of her diabetes pain pills to a confidential informant—for $300. Just enough to make ends meet that month. Next thing she knew, she was arrested, charged, and convicted. Her sentence? Twenty-five years.

Read her profile at FAMM.org.

The Facts: Cynthia Powell
Sentence: 25 Years
Offense: Trafficking hydrocodone
Priors: None
Year sentenced: 2003
Age at sentencing: 41
Projected release date: 2023